February 16 Prayer
‘Do you still not get it, do you not understand?’
Jesus has just fed the multitude of over four thousand
with only a few loaves of bread and afterwards
his friends quickly forget and start to
worry about what they are to eat for lunch.
Oh how our earthly minds and appetites overtake us at times.
Our focus so easily becomes on things that overwhelm us
but that already are taken care of by the Father.
We look for bread instead of looking to the giver of bread.
The true bread of life.
Our eyes can see but are blind,
Our ears can hear but are deaf,
So we acknowledge our helplessness and lack of focus,
Our inability to get it, to truly understand
the Father’s heart for all of humanity.
Offer to God all of your senses now to be
blessed by his hands
as you pray;
‘God, help us, You reach all the way
down into the ocean of hate,
blindness and judgement and set us free.
Free to really see where you are moving,
to hear the sounds of heaven's glory
coming to earth to set things right.
Oh May we begin to understand
your ways are so much higher than ours.
May we remember your miracles and provision,
and be our sighted guide to lead us when
we are blinded by our lack of understanding.
Help us this day to start to get it,
and live the way you have destined for us to
live with faith, hope and love.
With eyes that see and ears that see and
hear your heavenly realm.
So we may open the eyes of the blind with you.
Glory be given and grace received.