Many prophets and kings desired to see what you see ...

Then turning to the disciples he said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”

There can sometimes be a mundane and casual approach to the gospel by those who have been longtime followers of Christ. I wonder if the disciples really understood how unique, in all of history, their lives were. I think that it might have been easy, after a while, to even take for granted the wonderful healings, exorcisms and miracles that Jesus did. And how could they know that the beautiful teachings from the lips of Christ would soon be silenced?

I think that many of us today long to see what they saw and hear what they heard. I know that the gospels record the teaching for us to read and the miracles for us to imagine but what would it have been like to have been there. It reminds me that Jesus once told his followers "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." There is a blessing that comes through the eyes of faith that cannot be obtained through natural eyes. Praise God.

Open the eyes of our hearts Lord that we might see you high and lifted up.

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