Open Our Eyes
by Randy Chambers, 2015-11-22
2 Kings 6:17, NIV: And Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes so he
may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the
hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
I once saw a man talking with a woman, and another man came and stood between
the two and began talking to the woman. This infuriated the first man who was
now looking at the back of the second man’s head. The worse part was that the
second man seemed completely oblivious to his actions--and it was not
the first time.
It’s easy to take people for granted, or treat them as though they do not exist.
We may not even mean to. But for some reason or another, we, in some fashion,
turn our backs to them--paying them no attention--seeing only what we want to.
Consider how easy it is to disregard the devil. We know how easy it is to pay no
heed to those we can see, how much easier those we cannot? Scripture tells us
that, “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for
someone to devour” (1 Pt.5:8). While, with God, we do not need to fear our
enemy, we should be ever so careful never to turn our back on him. He is real,
and the destruction he brings surrounds us. May God give us eyes to see what we
must, and wisdom to act on it.