Eyes Wide Open

When God speaks, what do you do? I was driving down the road and Charis unexpectedly changed the station on the radio. But she pushed a button of a station we rarely, if ever, listen to. And here come the words:

‘Cause it’s you and me and all of the people
With nothing to do nothing to prove
And it’s you and me and all of the people
And I don’t know why I can’t keep my eyes off of you

Something about you now
I can’t quite figure out
Everything she does is beautiful
Everything she does is right

‘Cause it’s you and me and all of the people with nothing to do
Nothing to lose

The “voices”  in my head immediately shouted out: “You are so vain, so foolish to believe that’s for you.”  But sometimes, if you listen rightly, even the “voices” go too far and betray themselves. Because they ranted on and said, “You are not beautiful.”

With that lie, the source was exposed, and my spirit snapped to respond. “Yes I am. Jesus said so.” And the Spirit whispered softly, “Good, now… listen again.” The song washed over me and my heart opened like a flower opens in the morning to receive the sun. “Love you back, Lord,” I prayed. With a full heart, I pondered, What will you and I do together with all the people?

All this in a split second. All this in the middle of an ordinary day. With to-do lists, with kids, with bills, with fears and hopes. All this and more God does just to remind us – we are not alone. We are not on our own. It is “You and me.” The two of you, you and Him. And He loves doing life with us. Really. Even the mundane, is not to Him.  He just can’t keep his eyes off of you.

Open your heart to the songs, touches, whispers of God. There is nothing better.

One thought on “Eyes Wide Open

  1. I had a rough night last night with a friendship issue. I came to work this morning with a hurting heart and one of my precious students came up to me with 10 beautiful pink and white flowers that she had placed in water. She said that she planted the seeds several weeks ago and now that they are in bloom she wanted to give them to me. My husband knew exactly what I was going to need this morning and he gave it to me to cheer me up and to let me know that he still loves me.

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