WhatΓÇÖs In My Eye?

I used to have a beautiful Bernese Mountain dog given to me several Christmas’s ago by one of my most special friends. Once this puppy (named Charis) came into my life, I had a companion who never argued, always loved, and forced me to get into shape by her long walk needs.
I can’t remember what I was doing one particular summer morning, but Charis had walked onto our small front porch and plopped down on the cement to get cooled off. She rotated around, flopped over a couple of times, then sat up, hung her paws over the front step and just stared at me. She wasn’t yet two years old and her crimped puppy fur still infiltrated the area around her ears. I took the camera out of my purse and snapped a picture before she decided her rest was over.
Later that evening, when I uploaded the photos to my computer, I noticed that I could see my reflection in her eyes. How?
  1. Her eyes were made with the capacity to reflect
  2. There was light
  3. There was nothing in her eye, nor anything between us to block her view
Psalm 34:15a “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous.”
I’m thinking of all the people I know who I would be able to see reflected in the eyes of the Lord.
John 17:1 “Jesus…lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: ΓÇ£Father…”
Looking at Jesus, we see the Father filled His eyes.
Psalm 123:1 “I lift my eyes to you, O God, enthroned in heaven.”
Psalm 25:15 “My eyes are always on the Lord.”
If these verses are true of you, then I know Who I’d see looking into your eyes.
It’s my prayer: Psalm 17:8a “Keep me as the apple of Your eye…”
It’s important to remember: Matt. 7:5 “First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brotherΓÇÖs eye.”
If you cannot see: Psalm 19:8c “The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.”
Prov 29:13 “The LORD gives light to the eyes”
Psalm 146:8a “The LORD opens the eyes of the blind”
Shannon Gallatin

Though merely a trophy of God's infinite grace, I am blessed to be the wife of my favorite pastor. I'm also the mother of a miracle with at least 6 treasures in heaven being raised by my heavenly Father. The Lord has used my past jobs of working with families affected by addictions, abuse, and other life tragedies, to help oversee the women's ministry at Calvary Chapel of the Finger Lakes. I couldn't be more thankful for His entrustment to wear multiple hats of various sizes, though they might fit a bit awkward on my noggin'. Praying that each of these things are being used to make me more like my Jesus and bring Him great glory.

Though I love all of the Word of God, Philippians 3:10 has become my life verse and Acts 20:24 my ministry pursuit.


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