Seeing and sharing the things of God
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints…
For 51 years, Bob Edens was blind. His world was full of constant darkness and for 5 decades he had never seen the light of day. But one day, a miraculous surgery was performed and for the very first time in his life, he saw.
It’s interesting some of the things that Bob Eden said. For example, he made observations like, “I would have never dreamed that yellow is so yellow." And he also made remarks like, “It’s amazing to see a jet plane flying across the sky leaving a vapor trail!”
But one of the most profound things Bob said was, “For those of you who’ve always seen, you'll never know how wonderful it is.” And really, that's the same idea that Paul is talking about in today's passage.
Thanks to the gift of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers, you can know the things of God because the eyes of your heart have been enlightened. But there are still people around you every day who are blind to that reality. So as you live your life, give others a glimpse of the things of God in your life and pray for Him to open their eyes!
YOU'VE BEEN GIVEN THE AMAZING GIFT OF BEING ABLE TO SEE THE THINGS OF GOD. SO LIVE YOUR LIFE TO SHARE THAT REALITY WITH THOSE WALKING IN DARKNESS.