When I was a kid, I remember seeing a cartoon where they sliced off the top of one character’s head and threw a bunch of stuff in…like his body was a container. I always wondered what the inside of our body was like. As a physician, I have been tremendously blessed by with the amazing opportunity to study the human body.
I’m still amazed at how cool, complex, unexplainable, and interwoven our systems and human body truly are. “Impossible” is what comes to mind when I hear of doctors, especially psychiatrists, who don’t believe in a divine creator after they have studied the human body, and especially the mind.
After the brain/mind, the coolest and arguably the most complex organ is the eye…the main gateway that allows information to come into our minds for us to process and grow by. What our eyes see, our mind follows. The Holy Bible contains many messages, some obvious, some subtle, and others more intricate. Then there are those passages that are so simple and yet so profound at the same time…truths that really do say it all in a few words and sentences. Today’s scripture reading is one such passage.
Notice God doesn’t say “look to me and you might be saved”…He says you will be saved. Can it get any simpler? When you really look at God, seeing Him for who He really is, you can’t stop the forces of repentance and acceptance of His gifts of Love, forgiveness, and salvation.
Today, take note of what you are looking at. Wake up and look to God. Build your hope on Him. No matter if there are a hundred and one things vying for your attention; push them aside and look to Him. Let Him be the filter you see everything else through. “Look unto Me,” and salvation is there, the moment you look. Don’t just glance, but really look!
Dear Father God, I look to You, for only You are my Lord and my God. There are so many forces trying to take my eyes off You. Please strengthen my resolve to keep You as my focal point and my guiding light. I know You will direct me and show me the path, if I fix my gaze on You. Give me discernment to realize when Satan is mimicking You. I pray this in the name of the one whom You sent to be my lighthouse, Jesus Christ; And all the children of the world say – AMEN!
Look to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell