But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. For truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
This verse was one of my late wife Ellen's favorites. In her early twenties she was blind for three years. I can still remember that day when she got the news about her eyes.. I can still feel the devastation as we held each and cried uncontrollably. Those years were so difficult. And the joy that Ellen experienced as she got her sight, and her life, back was indescribable.. God healed her and our lives forever changed.
That last statement rings true for me too. When I was born again it was like my eyes began to see for the very first time. My life changed as I began to see and hear life through God's eyes. It was like I had been blind to reality for so many years. My eyes were opened to mercy as I experienced God's forgiveness. Sounds of joy rang in my ears as I discovered His grace. My eyes and my ears still blessed in so many ways.
Lord, help me to see like you see and hear like you hear.