Monday, June 14, 2010

Windows


Looking out a window at a friend's house


Someone once said, "The eyes are the window to the soul."


From our car; an approaching storm


Our Lord Jesus said it this way in Matthew 6:22-23: "
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.
But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! (NIV)


Through the window at the Chicago aquarium


What wonderful things windows are! Can you only imagine what it would be like to live in a windowless house? Darkness illuminated by nothing but artificial light. Our living room is on the west side of the house, and when the sun shines (which is often here in the South) the ball of fire 93,000,000 miles away begins to rapidly heat it to somewhere near intolerable, forcing the air conditioner to run continuously. Our solution was to put curtains that block 99.9% of the light. No fun! Now it's cooler but we can't see unless a light is on.


From the train window on a trip in Canada


I have often wondered what that passage in Matthew 6 means. Perhaps it is saying
that what our eyes lust after is the indicator for what is within us.
If we lust after beauty or money or position , or even perhaps recognition (blogland fame?),
then the window to our soul shows to the world
that we are seeking the things of the world.
On the other hand,
if we lust after the things of Christ--to know Him intimately, sacrificial service to others, communion with the Father, a giving spirit--then folks see through a clear window
into a pure heart.


Through a window at a bakery on Mackinaw Island


What do the windows to your soul gaze upon? My prayer is that
you--and I--will gaze upon the things that make for a healthy soul.

May God richly bless you as you begin your week.
Let's thank Him for another day of life--and light.

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A Silly Little Sparrow
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12 comments:

rose

Love your post. I believe that the riches we have are the creatures, mountains,trees, water and wouldn't life be empty without these. I have a large kitchen window that gives me a beautiful view of our yard. I never tire of this. Have good evening. rose

Cranberry Morning

Wonderful post! Thought provoking and true!

As far as windows go, I love the windows from my kitchen onto the backyard where our little pond and flower garden are. If it ever stops raining, I'll even go out there and mow the grass. :-)

That's that famous Mackinaw fudge, isn't it!

Ozjane

Lovely thoughts to focus what our eyes are looking towards.....may they always be as the maid looking up to the hand of her master as we look to our divine Master and Lord.

Denise

Awe inspiring post.

The Thrifty Designer

I want my windows to be pure and clear for my Lord, and for others to see my Lord in me. Great post, mom!

Laurie

I love having our windows open to the cool breezes here in MT...just as I want my heart to be open to the gentle breeze of God's word and to see His world in His light. Wonderful post!

Cathy

Lovely photos and verse ~ Blessings ~

Daughter of the KING

Totally enjoyed your post today. Love the pictures. So often I pray to see people through God's eyes. Your verse reminded me that the LIGHT of all lives within me, therefore if I humble myself to Him I will see with HIS eyes of love.

Blessings,
Linda

Wanda

Praying in agreement what your prayer. Thanks for sharing this lovely post. Blessings to you.

Missie

Great post and verse! Happy WFW!

Amydeanne

Thanks for sharing this with us today too! Great verse to go with your pictures!
happy WFW!

Momwithahook

Excellent. Thanks for sharing your 'window's' Eye view. Great Great lesson.

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