Isaiah 32:3-4 (NIV)
3 Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed,
and the ears of those who hear will listen.
4 The fearful heart will know and understand,
and the stammering tongue will be fluent and clear.
Have you ever wondered why some people succeed and others fail?
Maybe it's because the people who are successful see things that others don't.
A naturalist once did research in Labrador and noticed that meat frozen in weather 40-degrees-below-zero tasted better than meat that had been frozen slowly. When he got back home, he experimented with quick-freezing a variety of foods. Eventually, he started a business for himself.
His name was Clarence Birdseye, and, in 1929, he sold his business for twenty-two million dollars.
I wonder how many opportunities we have missed by not keeping our eyes open?
The Holy Spirit has opened our eyes to the one thing... the one Person we need: Jesus. Worth more than the Birdseye company in 1929, Jesus' suffering, sacrifice, and resurrection gives me a wealth that cannot be bought or sold; a wealth that will never spoil.
It's a wealth we have in Jesus. Since we do, Let us pray for someone who doesn't know Jesus as his Lord?
After all, the Lord wants everyone to see Jesus.
Dear Lord, keep our eyes open so we may see your love as shown in Jesus. Make us a witness that reflects Your love to others around us. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.