Forever Eyes—God’s eyes—the eyes that allow you to see things that cannot be seen by others, the invisible things all around us, things which are eternal. Do you have Forever Eyes? This is what I’ve been exploring, and we’ve seen that wearing Forever Eyes gives us a much different perspective of other people, of our priorities, of our money—everything looks different through Forever Eyes.
Second Corinthians 4:18 tells us that we should fix our eyes on the invisible things of God. But let me read you the two verses which precede verse 18: “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
When we wear Forever Eyes and fix our gaze on the invisible, unseen things, we are achieving for ourselves an eternal glory that far exceeds anything we can acquire through temporary eyes. Others may look at us as we wear Forever Eyes and think we look foolish. We may look as though we’re wasting away—wasting our time, our money, our opportunities.
We shouldn’t be surprised to discover that people without Forever Eyes don’t really appreciate the unseen things because they just can’t see them. The reward for Forever Eyes is an eternal one. It’s not visible to anyone who doesn’t see the things which are unseen. But oh, the glory that awaits those of us who have these Forever Eyes far outweighs anything else we can achieve in this temporal world. Therefore, the Apostle Paul says, we do not lose heart.
Amen! I want Forever Eyes, don’t you? I’m asking God to give me Forever Eyes, to help me each day to see things the way he sees them. I know I have to fix my eyes on the unseen things because those visible things are very alluring. They can distract me before I know what’s happened. It’s much easier to see the visible things.
But it’s much more wonderful to see the invisible things. Will you join me in asking God to give you Forever Eyes, and see what it’ll do for you?