Look and See

By Lisa Are Wulf ~

living-for-god-look-and-seeI ran across a quote the other day that made me think. J. Oswald Sanders, who used to run a large missionary organization in China, had this to say: “Eyes that look are common but eyes that see are rare.” How true!

How many times have you talked with someone who looked at you but didn’t see you – the real you? Perhaps you’ve even done this yourself. So many of us are either too busy or too tied up in our own worlds to really see deeply into the heart of another. So those who need our care and understanding walk sadly away, unconnected and alone.

But I don’t remember Jesus doing this. Actually, he looked profoundly into the eyes and souls of those he met. I can only imagine the riveting effect of locking eyes with him. So if we’re called to be like Jesus, maybe it’s time to stop looking and actually see.

What do you think?