If we want to see anything our eyes must be open. Someone can describe a scene, or a dress, or a painting, but we need to see it ourselves to really know what it’s like. The opposite of this is when we do see something we don’t want to see, like extreme poverty, starving children, homeless people. Then we turn a “blind eye” toward it. We try to pretend we never saw it. Paul was on the road to Damascus when he encountered Jesus. Jesus told him, “I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to OPEN THEIR EYES and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God . . . . ” (Acts 26:17-18) Jesus wants us to experience the feeling of actually seeing God and what He can do in our lives. God wants us, also, to open our eyes to the pain and suffering going on around us. He wants us to really see it and then to do something about it. Are your eyes open, not only to what God is doing in your life, but also to what God wants you to do in the lives of others? Open my eyes, Lord.