The Watchful Eyes of Jesus
"The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
-1 Peter 3:12, emphasis added
We can experience the amazing, watchful eyes of Jesus wherever we are in life! Here are some more instances where the eyes of our Lord Jesus had a very powerful ministry to those who acknowledged that He was looking at them:
- As the Creator, Jesus walked through the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. God the Son created the universe: For by Him all things were created.... All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist (Colossians 1:16-17).
- Jesus said, "Abraham rejoiced to see My day: and he saw it and was glad" (John 8:56). The Old Testament doesn't say that Abraham actually saw Jesus; he saw the Lord. But the only Lord we see is God the Son, Jesus Christ, who came and manifested himself throughout the Old Testament.
- When Hagar saw the Angel of the Lord-that was Jesus! (Genesis 16:6-9)
- When the children of Israel went through the Red Sea, Jesus Christ was leading them. Even though the Old Testament says that the Angel of the Lord led them, from the New Testament we know that this was Jesus Christ. (Compare 1 Corinthians 10 with Exodus 14, Exodus 16-Exodus 17.)
As Jesus stands in the midst of the church, His laser-like eyes look with a penetrating gaze into the core of your being. Those eyes are like a refining fire, and "the God who sees you" wants to help you, just as He did the saints in Bible times. You are never out of His sight- never far from His compassionate, comforting, and convicting gaze.
May the reality that you live every moment in His sight impact you in a positive way that will direct your heart to make choices to please Him!
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