Eyes to See

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. The wind is howling. The temperature is 31 degrees Fahrenheit, but according to the weather report it feels like 17 degrees. In a couple of hours it will drop to 27 degrees and feel like 12 degrees and I’ll be heading to a hospital to pray for someone before their surgery. Why? Because of Matthew 25:34-40.

Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You? And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ (NKJV)

This morning I was thinking about a song by Brandon Heath called Give Me Your Eyes. Here are some of the lyrics:

All those people going somewhere, 
Why have I never cared?

Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see

There are people going hungry all around us. There are people who need their thirst quenched, both physically and spiritually. There are people who need someone to take them in. There are many who need to be clothed. There are many who are sick and need to be visited. There are many sitting in prisons waiting for someone to come with answers, with life, with Truth. Do we see them?

I’ve been there a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just moving past me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
Well I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way you see the people all along
(from song by Brandon Heath, Give Me Your Eyes)

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him… (Luke 10:33, KJV) 

‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ (Matthew 25:40, NKJV)

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