“Said the wind to the little lamb, do you see what I see?” These are the words of a popular Christmas Song, Do you Hear What I Hear? This song depicts the night Jesus was born in Bethlehem. It’s a scene of excitement and wonder as in the skies there is a heavenly vision that sees more then the stars in the sky.
Then I was reading Matthew 9:27-30, this is a scene where 2 blind men call out to Jesus as he passes them and they call out, “Jesus, son of David have pity on us.” So, what does Jesus do? Well, he takes pity on them. As the 2 blind men approach him, Jesus ask do you believe I can do this. The men respond,”yes”. Jesus states, “your faith has healed you”and the men have sight. They believed in their hearts that Jesus was the messiah and that belief gave them more then just sight, it gave the men Jesus. They saw Jesus not as a man, but a divine man who saved them. Wow! Then of course after experiencing such a miracle their faith led them to tell all of this experience. Alleluia!
As we are preparing for the coming of Christ how are our eyes of faith? I say this because keeping the eyes of faith and maintaining a vision of our living God can be a challenge in a world where there is upheaval. I take the weekends to regain my sight of God, so when I show up on Monday to work I am ready to “hit the ground running” and be a support to children and staff. Then by Friday I am exhausted, and my eyes may not be as bright and I wonder if God is sure he has me in the right spot. My eyes of faith may need more rest and spiritual nourishment. I find myself praying during the week, “Jesus, son of David have pity on me.” Like the blind men, God asks me, do you believe Nancy? I say yes, and my faith saves me.
The rest of the song continues in my head… “do you hear what I hear… a voice as a big as the sea….” In this Holiday Season the voice of the Holy Spirit continues to ring in my ears, that we have a savior and he is Jesus. Came into the world as a little child, naked and poor, his palace is a cave with goats and Oxen. Jesus came not impress people with riches and might, but instead to show a different kind of life. A life within the living God, who calls us to a higher form of living. Living in compassion, love for neighbors, forgiveness and peace.
My prayer for all today, “Lord open the eyes to our hearts we want to see you.”