Sometimes we live blind
Our eyes don’t quite register with the life going on around us
Engrossed in our own world
Our own circumstances
The other day I watched in disbelief as two mobility scooters drove down the middle of a very busy street,
Outside our home.
Suddenly In a moment of utter madness
The leading mobility scooter stopped
And the leading lady started to adjust her rear-view mirror
In the middle of the road
Oblivious to the chaos and terror she was causing!
She was so engrossed in her own world
Just concentrating on the alignment of her mirror.
It was a moment of madness.
As I sat and watched this moment unfold
I realised that this is often the same madness that captures our minds
We focus on the immediate without taking into account that which has been provided for us.
For in Christ God has opened our eyes to the glory of heaven
For in Christ God has opened our eyes to the riches of Christ living in us
For Christ came to give the blind eyes sight
He came to heal our blindness
He came and opened our eyes.
He came and opened the door to his grace and invited us in
He came to set us free
And free means free
Not living under a cloud of condemnation
Not living under a cloud of obligation
But a freedom to be the wondrous person God created us to be
To be that child that God desired before the foundations of the world
So often the world swirls around us like a mist
And its obscures the beauty of our Father’s love and desire
God’s passion for us is a consuming fire
And He has opened our eyes to now see him as he really is
He invites us to behold his goodness and drown in his love
He has opened our eyes to his scandalous grace
An ocean of grace so vast that it we cannot see its beginning or its end
A grace that has been showered on all creation.