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The eyes are the window to the soul. Most of us have heard this commonly used phrase at least once in our lives, maybe even twice.

But, do we ever really stop to think about what it means? I’m sure none of us would give the exact same answer to the question of ‘what does this statement mean?’. Yet, we would hit pretty close to the same mark that the eyes of a being reveal a lot about what goes on in the soul.

When we look into the eyes of another person, what do we see?

Those with kind, gentle eyes are few and far between, while those with eyes filled with sadness, anger, bitterness and even deadness are far more common.

No matter what your observational skills are, whether you notice a lot about another or just a little, chances are you have taken note of the times that you looked into another persons eyes and saw kindness, gentleness and love because the experience is so uncommon.

Yet, this is what I think of whenever I picture Jesus/Yeshua Himself.

When He walked among us, I imagine from the biblical accounts of Him, that He had with eyes full of love, kindness, gentleness and compassion, even in the face of the great pain, fear, hatred and confusion in the eyes and hearts of those who were around Him.

His eyes were so full of His great love for people that some of those same people couldn’t help but stop, take notice and respond. And, eventually after spending time with Him, it seems their eyes were changed, becoming more like His, seeing things He saw in the way He saw them.

Scripture tell us that God made us in His image, it also tells us that God breathed His own spirit of life into Adam and Eve. This is the same spirit He breaths into us when we come into relationship with Him through the redemptive sacrifice He made for us. The same life and love that He gives us that should be visible to others through our eyes.

Yet, what do you see when you look into another person’s eyes? Or, even your own in an unguarded moment? Do your eyes show others that you are a child of God who has spent time with Him in the light and love of His gaze?

“My son, give me your heart; And let your eyes keep in my ways.” Proverbs 23:26

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The eyes are the window to the soul. Most of us have heard this commonly used phrase at least once in our lives, maybe even twice. But, do we ever really stop to think about what it means?

I’m sure none of us would give the exact same answer to the question of ‘what does this statement mean?’ but, we would hit pretty close to the same mark that the eyes of a being reveal a lot about what goes on in the soul.

When we look into the eyes of another person, what do we see? Those with kind, gentle eyes are few and far between, while those with eyes filled with sadness, anger, bitterness and even deadness are far more common. No matter what you’re observational skills are, whether you notice a lot about another or just a little, chances are you have taken note of the times that you looked into another persons eyes and saw kindness, gentleness and love because the experience is so uncommon.

Yet, this is what I think of whenever I picture Jesus/Yeshua Himself. A man with eyes full of love, kindness, gentleness and compassion, even in the face of the great pain, fear, hatred and confusion of those who were around Him. Eyes that were so full of His great love for people that some of those same people couldn’t help but stop, take notice and respond.

Scripture tell us that God made us in His image, it also tells us that God breathed His own spirit of life into Adam and Eve. This is the same spirit He breaths into us when we come into relationship with Him through the redemptive sacrifice He made for us. The same life and love that He gives us that should be visible to others through our eyes.

But, what do you see when you look into another person’s eyes? Or, even your own in an unguarded moment? Do your eyes show others that you are a child of God?

“My son, give me your heart; And let your eyes keep in my ways.” Proverbs 23:26

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One of the great things about having children – or a child, in my case – is that they are always asking questions. I know the questions can come at the most inopportune times, like in the middle of a movie when they insist on knowing what’s going to happen next just at the time it happens in the film. So, they actually miss the moment that would have answered their question, with this being repeated so many times during a movie that it drives you buggy.

This being Easter week, my son has been off of school for Easter Break. Yes, in some places, and in some schools, it is still called Easter Break and actually takes place at Easter. Now, you would think with me being an on top of it parent, we would have been going through the Easter story along with the story of Passover all week. But, I laugh at being on top of it because, well, that goal is seemingly impossible for me. Needless to say, we didn’t get to the Easter discussion until Friday, and my son himself brought it up.

I had mentioned that some of the shops around town were closed because it was Good Friday. He looked at me thoughtfully before asking ‘why do they call it good?’ Score one for a question asking child.

Fair question. It’s not the scripture that calls Good Friday good, in fact it just calls it Friday and attaches its significance to Passover and the sacrifice of the lambs in the temple being at the same time that Jesus was crucified, along with the other details of the crucifixion like the temple curtain being torn apart from the top down, the darkness that enveloped the land among other details. But, there is no reference to it being good.

I answered him with a question of my own, ‘Why do you think it’s called good?’

‘Because that’s when Jesus died for our sins,’ was his more than good answer.

And that is when Jesus took on each of our sin and paid the steep price for it. It was part of  the process that would ultimately allow us to have a relationship with God through Jesus because of the forgiveness of those sins.

But, I got to thinking that that good day for us was a not such a good day for Jesus Himself. Scripture tells us He asked that the cup be taken from Him but He accepted that not His will but that of the Father would be done. It’s never a good day when your are accused then convicted of something you didn’t do, then made fun of, beaten and then put to death because of anothers guilt.

Doesn’t look like a good day for Him until you figure, He must have known. He must have known that what He was doing, the sacrifice He made, would reconcile the Creator, the Word, with His creation.

He must of known that through His horrible day he was creating everlasting good, which translated into reconciliation and a righted relationship between God and man.

“All things were created through Him, and apart from Him nothing was created that has been created.”

John 1:3

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