Acts 28:27 (ESV)
For this people’s heart has grown dull,
and with their ears they can barely hear,
and their eyes they have closed;
lest they should see with their eyes
and hear with their ears
and understand with their heart
and turn, and I would heal them.’
At first glance, this verse is a little offensive. But with time this passage has become beautiful to me. The truth that if the Good Shepherd had not come after me (the lost sheep) I would still be lost and blind to the truth. That while we were still his enemies, Christ died for us!
(Rom 5:10) – For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life!
An amazing miracle is that the Holy Spirit has opened my eyes and ears so that I could understand with my heart, repent and turn to Jesus as my saviour and king. I no longer reign as king of my life and have surrendered to Christ.
Jesus, I pray that your would continue to open my eyes, ears and heart to your truth. Not to simply gain more knowledge but to know you more every day. For the more I learn of you, the more I clearly I see that everything does not revolve around me, but around you! All of creation testifies of your majesty. And and so will I.