Our eyes can fool us. We are each captive to our own way of seeing things, struggling to see the world from any perspective but our own.

Sometimes we look away, afraid of what we might see or afraid of what it might mean to see things differently than we usually do.

Wisdom shines a light on what we look at, and God is the source of that illumination. Be prepared now to see things more clearly.

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"All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."

Matthew 11:27

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I love to "people watch." I’m fascinated by the snippets of conversation I overhear, the stories that people share and how they interact with each other. Occasionally, when I watch two friends with their shared history and common loves, I wonder what it would be like to be friends with them.

When we first start reading today's verse, it sounds like we are watching two people in a very close relationship that we are not part of. But then the last phrase happens, the one about Jesus revealing God to anyone he wanted. We’re the anyone! We are included! We get to be in relationship with them, to live with them, to hear the stories and share the experiences. We get to see deeper into this amazing relationship. We are wanted. We are welcomed.

Ruth Perkins Lee

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God, thanks for wanting me to be in this relationship with you. Amen.

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May you have new eyes to see this very day a world that is not exactly all that you thought.

May God give you new wisdom to understand the things that God would have you to know.

And may all this result in a new humility that makes you a more effective witness to God’s mysterious works.

Ruth Perkins Lee

Ruth Perkins Lee serves with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Decatur, Georgia. Ruth previously served as a youth and college minister for over 10 years at Auburn First Baptist Church in Auburn, Alabama. She and Scott, a campus minister at the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, have been married 15 years and are parents to two amazing daughters, Dora and Abby Kate. Their favorite family pastimes are telling stories and laughing.

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