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{{It is Friday. Today I link with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. Here is how it works…. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. Everyone writes on the same word. Equals a great time.}}

Today’s word …. SEE.

My eyes can see. Granted my eyesight is not as good as it used to be. I had better than 20/20 vision most of my life. So when I was not able to see as well as before, it was noticeable and saddened me. I had truly prided myself on how well I could see. I could read the smallest print, thread the tiniest needle eye, and read signs from the farthest distance. But not any more. Even with my contacts, my eyesight is compromised with the mono-vision. But I can still see…..

The beauty of freshly fallen snow.

The beauty of each of my granddaughter’s faces.

The wisdom in the skin on each of my parent’s faces.

I can see joy on faces, tears in eyes, laughter on cheeks, a bluejay at my feeder.

The beauty in a bride, the rhythm of the ocean, leaves swaying on the tree.

These are all for me to see.

But sometimes life is not so easy to see.

There are days I lose my sight and cannot see right from wrong. There are days when I “see” wrong as right and think I am headed in the right direction. I have been warned about this,

Hear this, you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes to see but do not see, who have ears but do not hear (Deuteronomy 5:21).

That scares me. I so do not want this to be a description of me. And so, this morning, I find myself praying, “Lord, help me to see!” I will admit, it is a desperate prayer this morning. I do not ever want that He, my Creator, must call me foolish. Senseless. I have been that enough in my life.

But rather I want to see …. I want to see Him. I want to see His ways.

But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear (Matthew 13:16).

I. Want. To. See. 

Today I am joining Lisa Jo at Five Minute Friday and also …. Faith Filled Fri. and Friendship Fri. and Essential Fri. and Fri. Flash Blog and Fellowship Fri. .