For Mine Eyes Have Seen

For mine eyes have seen…

We have a daughter that is a glasses girl. It’s a big part of her physical feature and enhances her fun personality.  However, for the last several years, the prescription changes far faster than either the doctors or I can keep track. Time escaped and the prescription changed drastically. While driving home, she talked and talked about viewing details. And when I say details, for the first time, she realized trees had leaves high in the their tops. Sounds ridiculous, right. My daughter had been living her life not viewing the leaves in the tops of trees. She had the impression it was one large leaf on the top. The eye lenses had deceived her little perspective for years. She laughed and laughed. I laughed too, but only my heart was breaking. For so long, she had an altered view and was missing so many beautiful details. With girl giggles echoing in the background, my mind wandered into a state of conviction. Lord, am I too, missing your details?

My eyes too changed that day. I began with the outline of God’s detail for our family and reviewing the boundary of which we had clearly been skating around the edge. God had defined the edge but my poor sight for the details blurred the line. God began presenting all the areas in which He needed for my eyes to review. Wowza…to say, God and I spent some time with the lense cloth for my spectacles . It’s amazing what you see when you focus on His glory and His details.

1 Samuel 16: 7

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”


Jenny Stafford