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Jesus opens your eyes.
Two disciples, walking to Emmaus after Jesus’ resurrection, are chatting about current events. Jesus joins them on their stroll, questioning them about their conversation. These two men who followed Him closely on earth had no clue who they were talking to at the time. Jesus helped them understand the scriptures, yet they still didn’t recognize Him. Only when they broke bread at dinner later that evening did the Lord open their eyes, and they finally recognized Him.
Sometimes, like the disciples, we miss Jesus when He is right in front of us. Caught up in our own lives, focused on the worldly problems around us, we miss the point. The disciples missed Jesus because they were trying to figure out what happened. Jesus’ intervention is what caused them to see and understand the scriptures. We need the same assistance.
Eyes to See, Ears to Hear
Only with Jesus’ help can we see and hear the truth. In His time, Jesus will reveal all truth to us. For now, Jesus gives us what we need. Just like with the two disciples, Jesus opened their eyes at the appropriate time, not a minute sooner. They had an “Aha!” moment of understanding.
When I first started following Jesus, I didn’t know all I know now. Only at this point in my life is Jesus opening my eyes to certain truths I haven’t seen before. Why now? Because life is a journey, we grow as we go, not all at once. Babies can’t handle the complex thinking of adults. When we first begin following Jesus, we aren’t capable of understanding everything about Him. But each day we follow Jesus, He reveals more of Himself to us.
Aha moments are part of following Jesus. Ask Jesus to give you eyes to see, ears to hear. Watch as the scriptures open up for you.
Lord, thank You for giving us true vision. Forgive us for doubting Your ability to help us understand. Today, give us eyes to see and ears to hear Your truth in our lives. As we open the scriptures today, give us divine insight to understand them. Let us become more like Jesus as we follow You closely. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
What truth has Jesus revealed to You lately?