“Open my eyes that I might see wonderful things in your law.” Psalm 119:18, (NIV).
When I walk into my garage from the outside and the lights are out I am blinded by the darkness as I walk in. If I stand there for several minutes in the dark my eyes will adjust to the darkness so I can begin to see my way to the door into the house. In life, I don’t want to live so that I am accustomed to the darkness around me. I want to be a light in the world I live in.
The Bible tells us, “Without a vision people perish…” (Proverbs 29:18, KJV). I’ve desired nothing less than to see the Lord in my daily life. During times of struggle, it can be hard to see him. When I take my eyes off of Him, I stand there in my circumstance and get used to the darkness that surrounds me. Yet, my desire is to continue to seek Him in those dark times. A famous poetic quartet once stated, “In the dark you need a light do you want to make it right… So, freely surrender!” (Freely Surrender, Stryper).
The Psalmist knows he can’t see without the help of the Lord and he looks to God’s law for his light. He realizes without his eyes open he will not see the wonder of God’s love found in His law. “Open my eyes that I might see wonderful things in your law.” Margaret Feinberg writes, “God invites us to look up, open our eyes to the wonder all around us, and seize every opportunity to encounter him.” (Wonderstruck). There is not a better place to look for God than in the Bible. Take the time to read it and you just may be surprised how He speak with you.
Make this your pray today. Father, open my eyes that I might see wonderful things in your law. In the wonderful name of Jesus, Amen.