I didn’t care much for history in High School. It was a lot about getting the answers on the tests correct. Memorizing dates and names of treaties, and such obscure-to-me things felt like a boring waste of time.
And then I became an adult, and began to take my faith seriously, and I began to read the Word of God. I also read The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer. That combination stoked in me a deep desire for, and a fascination with history.
I was particularly fascinated by Nazi Germany. Because I couldn’t fathom – my eyes crossed thinking of it – how so many human beings could be so blind to the horrors of the holocaust.
How was it that so many people participated in the imprisoning, torturing, and murdering the Jewish people?
It still slashes at my soul; my heart agonizes when I think of the darkness of those days.
And then I consider our own land, our “this is our watch” time in history, and how we can see inside the womb of a mother with such accuracy that we discern the gender of a baby. The tiniest heart can be seen inside the womb, beating. The life of the flesh is in the blood. [Leviticus 17:11] And yet there are so many blind to reality – the unborn child is LIVING. People believe lies.
The heart beat is indication of life. And then there are the fingers, toes, arms, legs, feet . . .
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
The Jews would have been free if their murderers would have seen the truth.
Babies would live if the doctors and nurses and mothers and fathers would see the truth.
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. John 17:17
The only way to see the truth is to be “in the Light” To abide in the Word. Sight and Light comes by the Word of God. Jesus is the Light of the world.
Jesus opens blind eyes.
Not all seeing eyes can see.
The eyes that see are the eyes of the heart.
The heart must be softened to the truth to see.
The Word, Jesus is the Eye-Solution. He purifies, descales, and shines His light the darkness. Isaiah 9:2
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:25-27
Every human being is a magnificent creation, fashioned uniquely by the Hands of God. When hearts are soft, and eyes are washed with the water of the word, when the Truth is evident, and can be received in a softened heart. Then the radiance; the reflection of the Father would stop every hand short.
Life would be precious in our sight.
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:5-7
Lord Jesus, we all have blind spots. None sees the truth plainly, all at once. Will you please cause your Word to go out and to come in and light up our darkness? Open our eyes Lord. Not only to see the unborn as masterpieces created by Your Hand, but SEE one another with your love. Help us see Your beauty and light in the eyes of Your created ones.