What I Don’t See!
Live Free Thursday
Turning round and round, a blindfold on my eyes, in my hand is a stickpin with a copy of a donkey’s tail, the object of the game is to place the donkey’s tail on the donkey without the benefit of being able to see. So long ago, a group of giggling girls gather to celebrate a birthday. This game is still played today with yet another tradition of hitting the ever popular pinata with a stick while wearing a blindfold also is very popular.
In Chapter 6 of Isaiah in the year that King Uzziah died, the prophet Isaiah saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Angels stood each with six wings, two wings covering their faces, and they cried, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the earth is full of His glory!” Isaiah’s humbled and declares he is a man of unclean lips, and one of the angels flew to Isaiah and he touched his mouth with a live coal which was from the altar. The angel declares that Isaiah’s sin purged, taken away. Isaiah hears the Lord asking, “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Isaiah says, “Here am I! Send Me.” And He said, “Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep on hearing but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
Isaiah in the great light of the angels, he heard the Lord. The Lord provided the hot coals to cleanse the prophet from sin, which qualified him to speak for the Lord. In Matthew, Jesus speaks in parables. The Jewish people witness Jesus’ miracles, they saw Him, they heard Him, but they did not believe. In Acts 1:8, God calls us to open our eyes and witness to others just as Isaiah did when he said, ‘here am I send me.’
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Beloved, what we don’t see maybe someone hurting, someone needing prayer, someone reaching out yet again, someone whose daughter is struggling with an eating disorder, someone who is physically ill, or someone who needs your hope.
What I don’t see won’t hurt me is what I thought when I saw the writing prompt from Suzanne Ellers, Live Free Thursday with whom I am linking up today. But is that the truth, the consequences of a wrong usually results in hurt. We will be studying Suzanne Ellers’ book, The Mended Heart on June 22, through http://www.proverbs31ministry.org . Letting God heal my broken heart and heal my damaged emotions is the journey I have been on for several years. Will you join me in this study, and as always if you need the book and cannot afford one, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to buy you the book.
As a child playing, laughing as the tail ends up near the donkey’s neck, the blindfold removed and I can see. I am walking daily with the Lord free, I can see trees of green and red roses too.