Picture this: What the heart sees

Here’s some of what we were singing today:

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
open the eyes of my heart,
I want to see you; I want to see you…

See you high and lifted up, shining in the light of your glory,
Pour out your power and love as we sing holy, holy, holy!

What caught my attention was the reference to the “eyes of my heart” as opposed to my eyes themselves, and being able to see Jesus. Just what are the eyes of my heart, and what do they “see”? And it occurred to me that sometimes we sing about seeing God and Jesus glorified in the world, or think that the songs are about them being glorified in the world around us, when the change in the world begins with a change in our own hearts.

After all, will the way I go out into the world and go about my business change once I’ve truly seen Jesus high and lifted up and shining in the light of His glory in my own heart? What power and love might pour out as I sing, “Holy, holy, holy”?

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