When I was learning to swim, one of the coolest parts about being in the pool was when I would go underwater and open my eyes. There is something really fascinating about being able to see what’s going on underneath the surface of the pool. I was the kid who loved to go diving to the bottom of the pool searching for pool toys or picking up items that people had lost, which had sank to the bottom. Some kids were always too scared to swim down to the bottom, but not me! Now, I don’t know about you, but I have never been able to open my eyes underwater without my goggles on. I am amazed at people who can do that! The chlorine burns my eyes, so I think people who can do that are actually fish and not human!
One of my all-time favorite Christian songs is, “Open The Eyes of My Heart.” The main line of the song says, “Open the eyes of my heart, Lord; I want to see you.” When I think about how different things look underwater, it reminds me of how different our world appears when we view it through the eyes of our heart. The Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 1:18, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you.”
God desires for us to view the world with our “heart eyes” rather than our regular judgmental eyes, and as the song says, keep ourselves “Holy, Holy, Holy.” Since we are all sinners, this isn’t easy! Half the battle is acknowledging you need help and actively asking God for that help. So, just as you would put on your goggles to see clearly underwater, go listen to “Open The Eyes of My Heart” and let God help you. God loves to look underneath the surface and wants to see you too!