Through the Eyes of Love ~ His eyes of Love
He is there
In the early morning hours the house is quiet, your family sleeps nestled in their beds. You quietly hear the rhythmic pattern of breathing and you know all is well in your corner of the world. You breathe in the silence, taking the time to think about the smiles and joyful memories of the past. Reminiscing before the clock will chime once again at midnight and it will be a new day. People will hustle to their staged spot for the day and it begins again.
We are somewhat humbled by this moment as we reflect on the days past and the fact that a moment such as this may not have been possible. We could share the many trials we have and will experience as individuals, but we need not do that. What makes things even more surreal is that even in our chaos, we are able to appreciate and enjoy this quiet reflective peace. We all experience trials and bumps in the road. Some of those bumps are tiny and we barely feel them. Others are significant and they jostle us around before we get our bearings. Then finally in the quiet it returns to some degree of normalcy, as we know it.
A bump or Two
When I've recently come upon a bump or two I have of course went immediately to the place in my heart and mind of, can I avoid it? Is there a way around it? Can I just skip it entirely? No, I must go through and keep my head up and look up to the heavens trusting in God.
Sometimes I pray, dear Lord, “ARE YOU KIDDING ME!” Sorry, but it's true I'm human, and in my flesh and weakness, I get a little overwhelmed, just like everyone else. At the same time, I go through the motions of what needs to be done for progress, safety or resolution, for whatever situation has been placed on my path. I must admit there may even be a hint of anxiety that's present in the early stage of my maneuvering. Though it doesn't last very long when I close the world off and go to the quiet place in my heart where I am with my Jesus. There in the comfort of His grip, I can shut out all the clanging in my head and just be with Him. allowing my surrender to His lead.
When I surrender then right there in the midst of the bump my heart is comforted, as my prayer becomes heard without speaking. I'm comforted by the Holy Spirit and there is peace, a tranquil encapsulating peace, and a soothing whisper as if something has gently touched my cheek. It feels as if someone is holding their hand there, oh so faintly for a brief encounter of pure submission.
There is no greater comfort than that of our Lord reminding us we are never alone. In these moments, we know it will be okay, and we know there is so much more than this. There is a place where storms do not rage and love is abounding. A place where peace is your constant companion and your amusement is the glorification of Christ Himself. There in this paradise no little fears will creep in, no human disappointments, only the knowledge that God is all knowing, all loving and He is our constant protector.
It's there in those moments that I see you so clearly Lord “Through The Eyes Of Love.” So many times I have seen you this way, When you gave me a soul mate that said, “will you marry me” when the doctor said, “it’s a girl” and “it’s a boy.” Every time you showed me in my times of holding my breath and shedding a tear that you were all I needed. I learned with this complete and simple thought, that You are, my everything. All things begin to make sense even when they don’t. I remember your Grace is sufficient and your love is constant.
And I breathe because, through the eyes of love, I see You Lord. I see you in my husband's smile, in a friend's gesture, in the confidence of young teens acting as though they have just grown up before your eyes doing what needs to be done. One bump, two bumps, three bumps, four, and I know there will be more. I also know through every bump I will see so much through the eyes of love.
Perhaps you are in your storm needing a miracle?
The miracle is not when the bump goes away, no matter the bump you're in. It's when the heart is comforted while going through the bump, the miracle of faith is all you need!
Through His eyes of love
The heart becomes lighter in the midst of a storm, there is joy abounding with faith in His promises. Everything takes on a new meaning. The joy of knowing He is all we need as we live for Him.
For a moment, all fear and future thought are taken away and no earthly feeling can touch you. At this moment, you are in the present tense of God right there with you, holding you. You close your eyes and breathe and you see HIM, you Feel HIM!
There is a beautiful song lyric: The song titled ~ Through the Eyes of Love ~ it goes like this.
" Please don’t let this feeling end, it might not come again and I want to remember…"
The song is from the movie Ice Castles, wherein a young prodigy skater is living the high life. She has been swept into the hype of media attention. She in many ways leaves behind those she loves, giving them up for fame and excitement. She starts believing she is invincible. Then one night she takes one risk too many as attempts a trick in an outside courtyard. She is caught up at the moment, her coach has warned her she isn't ready, but she sneaks away during the after party, puts on her skates and pushes off. Her coach is looking on from the hotel window as she takes off into the air and goes for the risky triple axle. She collapses into some metal furniture hitting her head with a brutal force and she is left blinded, except for a few shadows. Her whole world resorts to a shamble, as she deals with her new disability.
The young woman returns home to those she had left behind. The very loved ones she had turned her back on while in her own glory. They are a bit disappointed by her, but they love her just as they find her. They love her into a new wellness, they help her to see again through the eyes of love. She no longer needs to rely on her vision because the love she is shown is greater than anything she had before. She returns to the ice and she skates a flawless program using the new found confidence and the love in her heart, to see where she is going.
Ice Castles Theme
Be A Champion
Is It just like that with God? We often turn our back on Him and yet, there He is just waiting to love us, right where we are. He helps us to see through His eyes when we are ready to do our performance with Him as our coach. He will guide us and let us finish with Him, He will be right there in our winners circle clearing away any bumps that come along the way. He wants us to be champions, the champions He created each of us to be for Him.
God Bless You In the Days ahead and I hope you See HIM through His eyes of LOVE
Through His eyes of love and sacrifice
© 2011 The Stages Of ME