It's An Oldie, But A Goodie
06.01.22 | Articles, The Shepherd's Voice | by Sam Maconachy
Forgive my use of the cliché, “it’s an oldie but a goodie,” but I think it certainly applies to a meaningful song for me “Open the Eyes of My Heart” by Paul Baloche in 2000. One particular lyric based on Ephesians 1:18 is impactful “I want to see You.” Such a wondrous prayer to sing and it’s of course talking about Jesus.
I think a lot of us want to “see” a lot of things happen come summertime. We want to see another place outside of the one we call home. We want to see about time removed from all the other things we need a break from (work, school schedules). We want to see and connect with family or friends that live far away. All of us desire to see something in our summer that doesn’t stress us out like all other things seem to easily do.
Whatever or whoever it is you have mapped out to see for the summer, I pray you see them with your own eyes. Experience them. Enjoy them. Take it all in. To have those moments of delight and time dedicated to the people, doing things, or simply doing nothing at all (preaching to myself on that one).
But above all, my prayer for each of you this summer is for your hearts to be opened and to see the One Who gives true joy, peace, and rest. I want you to see Jesus. That is my heartfelt pastor prayer.
“It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High; to declare Your steadfast love in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night…” – Psalm 92:1-2.
I pray that this summer season gives even more opportunity for you to take each morning and evening to see Jesus. I pray that the Lord wills it for you and leads you into that pattern. Behold dear church how wonderful He is. How much He continually gives you each day your daily bread. How much He loves you. I want you to see Jesus every day. Give thanks to Him. Sing praises to Him. Declare His steadfast love and faithfulness towards you when you wake and when you lie down.
May the eyes of your heart be fully opened to the Lord this summer and always.
Praying for you,