Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Gift of Sight

     In my reading the other morning I came to       I Kings 22:19 where Micaiah said, "I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by, on His right hand and on His left." (New Spirit-Filled Life Bible) It was one of those special moments when your spirit melts as the Word of God touches your heart. I don't envy the terrible assignment Micaiah had, to prophecy doom to a king who already hated him, but to see the Lord on His throne...God can give an ordinary human the ability to see Him in His majestic splendor and glory. Someday...

     Still filled with the wonder of anticipating seeing what Micaiah saw, I glanced out the window. What a treat for these natural eyes! The male cardinal landed on the rim of the birdbath, a brief patch of crimson, before he flew off as a robin was already splashing in the bath. A pair of distinguished yellow-shafted flickers pecked for ants in the lawn. Another robin perched on the piece of driftwood I'd set on the stones that surround the pond, and stayed when a blue jay landed about four feet away on another stone. I didn't disturb them to get a picture. They don't hold still for photo ops, but I can share the places where I saw them.

     Perhaps they are more willing than usual to share territory because of their need to build up strength for either the cold months ahead or their exodus south. Whatever the reason, the bonanza of birds on that morning of soft, warm air was a pure gift. Until I am permitted to feast on the spiritual visions I crave, I am oh so thankful for the ability to see the wonders all around me which the One on the throne created. 

2 comments:

  1. I am especially grateful for sight since I went blind for two months. It was a slow recovery after surgery and I still struggle at times, but it gave me such an appreciation for my sight and also taught me a whole lot about trusting God and being content in whatever your circumstances.

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  2. I love it when God opens our eyes to see something new in a passage -- and when He gives us beautiful sights to see here.

    Tracy, I can imagine how extra grateful you are. Wow.

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