Jesus’ Life: Chapter 5 – The Sermon On The Mount
My glasses either scare or bemuse young children. They either laugh, cry or want to pull them from my head. Of course, if they pull them away, I can’t see clearly. If I restrain the child’s hands, they cry!
Jesus said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. If then your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is diseased, your whole body will be full of darkness”.
I am sure there are many translations to Jesus’ use of his symbolism in this story. For me, I simply think of my eye as the entry and exit point for light to my body; Jesus being my Light. When my eyes are open I see clearly and others are inspired. When my eyes are closed I am in darkness and others don’t notice. (Matthew 6:22-23, Luke 11:34-36)
Sometimes, like the disciples, we may not know precisely what Jesus meant by his symbolism but there is still a message in his words for each of us. With my eyes wide open, Jesus’ Gospel message will always get through, it doesn’t matter if I am wearing my glasses or not!
Lord Jesus, may the glory of your Gospel remain forever, my light.
The light of God surrounds me,
the love of God enfolds me,
the power of God protects me,
the presence of God watches over me,
wherever I am, God is,
and where God is, all is perfect.