Look Through God’s Eyes

Written by on May 9, 2021

I have a sign in my garage that came from my grandparent’ home in MS. It’s painted over an old Coca Cola sign that Granddaddy had gotten a hold of. And the picture is still there, but it is faded and pealing, and kind of hard to make out. It’s a cow. When several people who’ve dropped by the house looked at it, they made a lot of different guesses. I should admit that I had to move the sign to get the picture to line up right and be recognizable. But once they “saw it” they could never “UNSEE” it.

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

1 Cor 13: 12:

My main point to the story of the cow sign is that everyone was looking at the same thing. All of them were seeing it with different perspectives and limited understandings; and until the image was set upright and explained, people kept seeing something different. The same is true of our faith, our society, and the situations we find ourselves in. Without Godly perspective and a little understanding, people who are looking at them will only see what their “lenses” cause them to see. Once we see people as God sees people, meaning more than just rioters or racists, looters or shooters, Black or White or Latino or Asian, etc… we can never “un-see” their humanity. And beyond that, through the work of Christ’s cleansing, we can see the image restored to the masterpiece the Artist intends for it to be… perfection.

And here’s my prayer for a nation that is in so many ways headed for further fracturing. May Christ’s perspective and vision that restore beauty be God’s blessing in the hearts of men and women beginning in this moment. Amen.

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