I’m reminded of the song by Brandon Heath called, “Give Me Your Eyes” and how as we go through the world, its almost too easy to have blinders to miss the people around us that need and call out for love and compassion in the name of Christ.
Maybe its our neighbor….
Maybe its our co-worker….
We see what they want us to see, but we don’t see a marriage that maybe on the verge of breaking up, a single parent struggling to make ends meet, a private addiction that is being struggled with, or a heart that is broken, abandoned or feels alone in a busy world.
Where are we, when we walk by, or maybe shrug off as “not important” or “doesn’t meet our criteria to talk to”, and yet…think of the Good Samaritan who didn’t think, well, my time, my reputation, whatever is the case, is more important than this other person that God calls us to give the time of day to.
What is it that our eyes maybe missing if we look at them through the lens of a picky world that has favorites and cliques, instead of looking through God’s eye where no one is too broken, too imperfect, doesn’t measure up enough or is too lost for Him to reach out and we can be used, in His name and glory to make a difference, even just be a friend in that person’s life
No matter who you are…what you are…where you are…You are important to God, that person is important to God and how we see the world and in the process, act and react to the world, does make a difference.
I don’t have any controls of any ads that accompany the video but just hearing this song, and reading this quote, its a reminder, that we don’t know the whole story and can’t claim to know the whole story of what is going on in someone’s life, but what we can do, is just be there, as a friend, as an encourager, to that person, whomever it is, that our paths have crossed with that day, or every day.
It’s not just about tomorrow…but also…how and whom do we treat today.
9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. (1 Thessalonians 5:9-12, New International Version)
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