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Eyes Of Our Heart

Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2010 in John, New Testament
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John 20:21-23
Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Last evening, we received a call from dear friends of ours that one of them had hurt himself and before saying anything more, I just knew I had to rush. I got there and got him to the hospital where we spent 5 precious hours together talking about the Lord and why God would permit this issue, knowing fully well it was for God’s glory. The Lord just confirmed to me now what we eventually discovered in the course of our conversation.

As humans, we generally believe only after we experience something through our 5 senses and this was the case for the disciples when they discovered Jesus’ empty tomb. However, with God, we are blessed to believe without seeing because we are to see with the eyes of heart and mind, which is an alien concept to most of us. This couple were hurt by a recent incident where they were not at fault. For some reason, I had the desire to tell them that they need to ask forgiveness from their oppressor for holding hurt within them because that is not what Chirst would want. It was such a treat to experience my good friend see through the eyes of his heart what God was speaking to him and those 5 hours were a real blessing. What is God speaking to you this morning?

In His Loving Service,

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