Text: Matthew 6:19-24
For Godly sight
For those seeking true treasures
For those who work in the night
“Even the blind man's dogs appeared to know him; and when they saw him coming on, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts; and then would wag their tails as though they said, ‘No eye at all is better than an evil eye, dark master! ‘”
This line from A Christmas Carol illustrates the point Jesus is making in Matthew. Our Lord’s wisdom teaches us that how we see colors what we see. If we look expecting failure, hurt, disappointment, betrayal, and loss, then we will see as we expect. If we look expecting joy, possibility, love and abundance, then we will see as we expect.
One of the things that hurts our world most is that we all believe that we are in possession of facts; in truth, we are all in possession of sight, and what we see is what we treasure. Our vision is limited by our hearts; in turn, our hearts are shaped and fed by what we see. The path of the Christian is to learn to see as God sees, and therefore to treasure what God treasures, as even the fictional Scrooge finally learned.
Easter joy ~ Pr. Dave Brooks