Sunrise, Open Eyes

February 18, 2021

21 At that time he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this was your good pleasure. 22 All things have been entrusted to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal him.” 23 Then turning to his disciples he said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see the things you see! 24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see the things you see but didn’t see them; to hear the things you hear but didn’t hear them.”

Luke 10:21-24

Written by Morgan Comer from the Brentwood Campus

I was driving to an event one morning and caught a glimpse of the most insane sunrise. If you’re like me, you can count the number of sunrises you’ve witnessed with two hands. I reached out my phone to capture the moment and nearly got into a car accident. It was a failed attempt, and I wondered why I choose to sleep through this gorgeous masterpiece most mornings of my life.

Sometimes, we treat our relationships with God like sunrises. Just as the sun rises each morning without fail, God’s grace, mercy, and love is extended to us every second of every day without fail. It’s renewed every morning. And just as most of us choose to let one of the most beautiful moments of the day pass us by, we also choose to let the greatest gift ever given to mankind go unnoticed, neglected, and left out of almost every aspect of our lives.

What if you never had the pleasure of experiencing the sunrise? Our passage today tells us that the prophets and kings longed to see the glory of the coming Savior and the salvation He would bring for all mankind. Yet, they were unable to behold Him in all of His splendor. What a privilege to know that the majesty of Christ and the dawn of redemption is accessible to every single one of us. Tomorrow morning try catching a sunrise. As you watch the sun transform the horizon, let the grace of God transform you.

Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. How have you seen the accessibility of grace in your own life?
  2. In what ways have you been shutting your eyes to His redeeming love?
  3. What steps can you take to open your eyes to His grace today?

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