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“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.” Psalm 119:18
Eyes opened in the spiritual sense. The Gospel tells us of a process, a rebirth. A person becoming a new creation of sorts. That term, “born again”.
Jesus in John 3:3 – “In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
Born again, in that he/she becomes new in spirit; now a dual natured being: flesh remains and God’s spirit offsets/indwells.
And, what does it require on our part? Only a willingness. Even a small crack in one’s heart will be opened up via God’s work. As is often the case, I speak from personal experience. The question for me became, how much work will He have to do, and how long would it take? It took a while, on the order of years, and is still in process. At times, due to my innate stubbornness, He has had to bring out a crowbar of sorts to pry cracks open. Once opened, things take on a different look. The world around me now seen through eyes He provides, all things from a different perspective.
Some I do not like, starting with what I see in my mirror’s reflection; also what I see around me. A world which seems fixated on man’s ability to correct what he sees in need. History and Bible prophecy both tell us that he cannot and will not be able to do so.
Those spiritual eyes, however, need not lament. They are told that God Himself took on flesh, condescended for 33 years, and did the heavy lifting required to free us from our self-imposed chains. That work completed on the cross, both necessary and sufficient for bridging separation between God and man. Follow up work remains, also to be done by Him. A work of restoration, in which we are told all that is wrong will be righted. A physical world restored to its original perfect state, coupled with the above described spiritual bridge. All done by Him, as we could not and cannot.