Jehovah Roi

“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light will become night around me,’ even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You. For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful; I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:7-16).

Many of us are familiar with this passage from Psalms; we see it as giving purpose to our lives. To be sure, our life is not the result of God frivolously throwing seed into the wind. We are “fearfully and wonderfully made.”  But, do we see this in others; do all lives matter?

Jesus was travelling with His disciples and when “they came to Bethsaida, some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When He had spit on the man’s eyes and put His hands on him, Jesus asked, ‘Do you see anything?’ He looked up and said, ‘I see people; they look like trees walking around.’ Once more Jesus put His hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly” (Mark 8:22-25).

Do you see anything? Jesus didn’t really mean just anything—seeing people as trees obviously wasn’t good enough. How open are our eyes? Do people seem as trees to us or do they also have purpose? Did God fearfully and wonderfully make them?

As many of us are familiar with this Psalm, many more are not. They need to know that they too are fearfully and wonderfully made. Jesus told His disciples, “I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest” (John 4:35).

Open our eyes Lord, that we can see!

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  1. Ask El Roi, the God who sees you, to open your eyes to His work and to increase your faith even and especially when His promises seem impossible to fulfill. Please make sure you are happy with all of your options as some options will not be able to be changed for this page later.

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