Matthew 6:22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.”
Want do you see when you look in the mirror? When you look at your children? When you look at your loved ones?
A lamps job is to illuminate, to shed light on a subject. Our eyes are the gateway to our hearts. When we look at something that is pleasing we feel love, peace, joy, happiness, and maybe tranquility. The opposite is true when we look at something that we deem as not pleasing. Our actions will follow. If we see something pleasing our actions are typically positive. If we see something that is not pleasing our actions are typically negative.
When people look at you what do they see? Do they see a person who is smiling or frowning? So they see a child of God or something different? The way you see the world and the people in it will determine your actions and words. It will also determine how others see you.
Father, when You see me I want You to see Your son. I know that my words and actions are not always pleasing to You. Thank you for forgiving me when I focus on worldly things instead of You. Help me Lord to see the world through Your eyes that I may be a light to those around me, especially to those closest to me. You have given me family and friends as a gift, help me to see and treat them that way. In Jesus Name, Amen