I'm a skeptic.
I might have been born that way – but I doubt it (please tell me you got that pun…groan).
But I've just read something that has caused me to pause, to ponder…
I'm part of a neighborhood Book Club that meets once a month. This past month we read "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo. It's been the #1 New York Times Bestseller for 26 weeks.
It's the story about a young boy, Colton, who almost died from a burst appendix – and the story of his miraculous survival and recovery. But it's also the story of what happened in the months that followed – when Colton (not quite four years old) began to relate stories of his visit to Heaven.
I'm not inclined to believe such stories – but this one was compelling.
Upon finishing the book, I realized something.
It sorta didn't matter what I thought about the book – it's what it made me feel. Uplifted. Moved. Encouraged. Hopeful.
And the one thing that stuck out in my mind was the way that Colton described the eyes of Jesus –
"And his eyes," Colton had said. "Oh, Dad, his eyes are so pretty!"
It reminded me of my post on Monday, on what it would be like to actually look into the face of Jesus – into His eyes – right now.
I try to picture Jesus' eyes through the Scriptures. Sometimes His eyes were happy. Sometimes they were sad. Sometimes they were angry. Sometimes they were tired. Sometimes they were distant. Sometimes they were intense.
Can you even imagine – being able to look into the eyes of God?
I'm not sure what to make of this book…
…but it's made me think about Jesus.
And it's been an interesting thinking, if you know what I mean. Because it's been on my mind so much lately – if I could just see Jesus…
I can't explain it – but somehow in reading this book, and using my imagination – and I think through something that's happening in my spirit – I have a newer sense of Jesus being right here…in person.
It doesn't matter what He looks like so much – because in some way, I feel like I can actually see Him…
…and His eyes are focused on me.
I am the beauty in the eye of The Beholder.
How would you picture the eyes of our Savior?
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