I just don’t know how to explain it all… For some reason God has changed my heart to see something in people that nobody else can see. I guess He has been answering that prayer of giving me His eyes to see people, so that the external surface that people have, has been wiped away and all I can see is the beauty in people.
I look at my life and the older I get the more I realize how broken and imperfect I am. Although, that isn’t the problem, it’s the fact that I can’t change anything; it is just the reality of life. There are just some things in life that we just can not control. For instance, I wasn’t able to control who my parents are, or what I would look like. How I am is the way that God created me to be and I had to learn how to be ok with that. How to be comfortable in my own skin and be all good with the fact that my body is getting older and I can’t stop the process of aging.
I believe that society has warped our image of people to making the exterior more important than the interior. The outward appearance becomes the status quo for acceptability. They say if you don’t look a certain way, or just don’t fit into the norm then you are not even worth spending time on. It has become disgusting and totally contrary to God’s intentions. I believe that seeing people strictly in their sinfulness and not looking past those imperfections, can harden your heart and cause you not see them as people created in the image of God.
It is those people that Jesus came and died for on the cross, not the self proclaimed righteous. Jesus saw something in people that nobody else did; He saw a people that were hopeless and needed God desperately, regardless of circumstances or the cards they were dealt. He saw people with the potential for lives to be changed through God’s love. He looked passed anything that the world looked down upon and saw His beautiful creation.
When you have the eyes to see people the way Christ sees people, your life begins to change and the walls that prevent you from loving people are torn down because you know that they are your family. There is nothing that stops you from doing anything you can, to help them see that a life in Christ is an eternal life of transformation and love. Jesus saw the best in people and not who they were in the past, because they would be forgiven from that, but who they would become.
Pray that God would also give you His eyes to see people the way He sees people and you will find that it will be easier to see past peoples imperfections and sinfulness to a life fully saturated in Christ. Nobody is out of reach of God’s unconditional love, grace and mercy. Not even you!