“Open Thou mine eyes that I may behold wondrous things in Thy Word” Psalm 119v18
Yesterday, I was making a delivery to one of our daughters in Mission Bay who was sick and I had to make a stop at her local supermarket to pick up a couple of things she needed. I parked the car and quickly ran into the New World supermarket. As I was focused and thinking about what I had to get I rushed through the entrance past two shop assistants covered with COVID-19 masks and gloves, one who called to me and said “HEY! were you in the line?”…I was inside the store now so stopped, turned to her and said “what line?” she pointed to a line of waiting customers with their trollies that must have been at least 50-60 people and I had pushed in front of them all and entered the store without even seeing them!!
Shocked at what I had done I apologised and said “I’m so sorry I wasn’t paying attention and didn’t even see the queue!”…”well, she said, at least you’re honest about it! You may as well get what you want now!”
We can read God’s Word a bit like that sometimes, hurrying through it without really noticing what it’s saying to us! Seeing the words but not really thinking and meditating on them.
In our scripture today David the Psalmist is asking God to ‘open his eyes’, slow him down, so that he wouldn’t miss the wondrous things God wants us to see and learn.
Remember we have the Holy Spirit who reveals the Truth to us as we read the Bible. He makes alive the Word and shows us JESUS beyond the sacred page! He gives us the desire to spend time reading it, and quickens our understanding of it as it enters our hearts! “the entrance of Thy Words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.” (Ps 119v130)
I don’t want to just read the Bible as a book, but as a love letter from God to help me and guide me throughout my daily walk with Him! He is speaking to us through it and we never want to miss His voice!
So every time you read the Bible ask JESUS to give you the Holy Spirit to ‘open your eyes’ and help your understanding.
Well that’s my moment with the Master today and I trust you’ve been encouraged!
God be with you all! Love in Christ!