Lent Devotional for April 1st
Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord – I Want to See You
by Jessica Adams and Lucy Adams-Hardenbrook
"Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls." 1 Peter 1:8-9
Our daughter-in-law, Jess, shared this conversation she had with our five-year-old granddaughter, Lucy. Feeling like I have a little saint in the making on my hands tonight.
Lucy at bedtime, weeping: I know Jesus is in my heart.
Jess: Yes, he is! Does that make you sad? What’s the matter?
Lucy: It’s just that I’ve never seen him.
Jess: Well, most people don’t, but you could pray for that.
Lucy: You mean I could make up a “pray” and ask Jesus to let me be a person who sees him?
Jess: Yes! You can definitely make up that prayer.
Lucy, still weeping: Oh, Jesus, I pray that you could please, PLEASE make me a person who sees you because I love you so much and I never want to lose you.
Jess: That was wonderful.
Did anyone out there pray like that when you were five years old?
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord; open the eyes of my heart – I want to see you; I want to see you. Amen.
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