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This Layered Bible Lesson relates how a pair of glasses can demonstrate how the Holy Spirit can help us refocus and see life more clearly. Included are a short devotional Bible lesson, a longer Bible study lesson, and a Bible object lesson with a lesson plan to teach.
Looking at our world through our mind’s eyes can bring stress, worry, fear, depression and hopelessness. But Jesus came that we may have life AND light. He gives us spiritual eyes to see!
2 Corinthians 4:6 - "For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ."
2 Corinthians 3:16 - "but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is removed."
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.” Ephesians 5:18
"Do You See What I See?"
Yes, that’s part of the lyrics of a song we normally sing at Christmas time; so why am I mentioning it here during another time of year? Christmas is over…right?
Sometimes I feel like this is what God is asking me – “Do you see what I see?”
Do you see the young mother that needs encouragement? Do you see the child that needs hope? Do you see My love, My grace? Do you see?
It’s so easy in our busy worlds to lose sight of the spiritual realm around us. I know in my own life I can become so focused on the physical and all that is going on around me, I miss seeing the reality of His Kingdom…His calling in the “dailies”.
You see, I am a planner by nature…I love to think and “figure” things out. This may sound like a good thing, and it can be…but it also can cause me to become blind to God’s work in and around me when I become so focused on what “I” see. I tend to see the world with the eyes of my head (aka – mind) and forget to see with the eyes of my heart.
In Ephesians 1:18, Paul prays for his fellow believers –
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.”
So this week my prayer is that this simple Bible lesson will help us see God working in and around us. May we allow His Holy Spirit to be our glasses through which we see life differently than the world sees.
Just as in the song the message passes from the wind to the little lamb to the shepherd boy to the mighty king, may we also share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ Who brought us salvation filled with goodness & light!
This week let's begin taking time to see with our spiritual eyes from God's perspective. Each time you see a pair of glasses or put on your own glasses, let it be a reminder to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help you see as He sees. Then let seeing move us to doing whatever God reveals to us in reaching out to others with His love.
In the Linger part of this Bible lesson we will take a closer look into the verses mentioned above and in our object lesson.
This Christian object lesson uses a pair of glasses to help children as well as adults or youth realize how the Holy Spirit helps us see God working in and around us in the spiritual realm of His Kingdom. It includes a game of "I Spy", Bible verses & discussion, and a Bible craft.
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