“Eyes are like presents” says my 5 year old.
Such a bold, unusual statement. Then he goes on.
“Presents have ribbon to make them look pretty and eyes have colour around the black bit”.
I love what kids notice and the connections they make!
The more I thought about his initial statement the more I realised how simple but true it is.
When I look at my child with my eyes I give him the gift of my time and attention – something they desperately need to feel loved.
To be noticed and recognised makes us feel loved.
My eyes are probably the best gift I can give. When I am truly there in the moment with my child giving them all my attention they know that I love them.
This Gift Is Free
This gift isn’t just for your child. It’s for your spouse, friend, godchild. This precious gift of your time and attention that make them feel loved.
Maybe my eyes are one of the best gifts I can give God too. My eyes on him.
I can’t physically see God like I can see my child, so it seems a bit trickier. To look at the invisible God I need to use the eyes of my heart, my inner eyes.
“Now set your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God.” (1 Chronicles 22:19)
“If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.” This is God’s promise to us from Jeremiah 29:13.
When we find God we may well notice his eyes on us. Giving us his time and attention. Showing us that he loves us. His eyes are constantly on us even when we don’t notice.
“Open their eyes to what you do, to see your zealous love for your people” (Isaiah 26:12)