Eyes of Love
We tend to avoid it when we are uncomfortable, guilty, ashamed, nervous, or angry. We are constantly engaging in it throughout the day, but there is not just one way that we look at people.
Eyes have a language of their own. When we look at someone, the way we do it matters. Are you really seeing that person? Are you really listening to them? Do you care for them? Feel for them? Relate to them?
I am not saying to stare deeply into the soul of every person you cross paths with because it can come off creepy and make people uncomfortable. But we should be aware of the power of eye contact.
In Matthew 6:22, we read:
“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light”.
You also might have heard a metaphor similar to this verse: “the eye is the window of the soul”.
Through the eyes, we can sometimes get a feel for the other person. Are they hurting? Struggling? Angry at something? Sad? Are they happy? Are they full of love?
Let the joy and peace of having God know and rule your heart be shown to others through your actions, your words, and through the way you look at others.
Many times, in scripture we read that “Jesus looked at them and ____”. Most of the time it says, “and loved them” or “and had compassion”. Jesus looked at people with love and it changed them. He saw them to their core and healed them. We don’t have the power to do this because we are not God, but we can pray to Him to give us His eyes to see others so that we may spread His light unto them. We can pray for His help to become more like Him in our interactions with others.
I pray that you look with love, soften your eyes, and spread the joy of knowing Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32.