Eyes That See
Storms come, but you know they cannot last.
However destructive they may seem, they always pass.
Lightning flashes across your sky with threats of harm,
And you seek refuge from the ravaging storm.
You try to hush the fears that are left unspoken
And wonder why the comfortable pace of life had to be broken.
Just as new freshness comes after the earth has been drenched in rain,
Our lives, like the world, would be a desert if the storms never came.
It’s said those dark clouds are lined with silver,
And the one who sent them also will deliver.
So when our lives for a time are bathed in tears,
He comes softly to us because He hears.
And knowing when the time is right,
He reveals to us the glorious sight.
As surprising as the brave little crocus blooming in the snow,
As radiant as the shimmering springtime rainbow.
That it was not the clouds at all that were silver-lined,
But my eyes were filled with dust so that I had become blind.
So He lovingly let those precious storms blow,
And in my life the tears did flow.
And when my eyes, by tears, were thoroughly washed,
My Lord reached out with His healing touch.
He gave not the silver that within the storm cloud lies,
But He gave me the gift of brand new eyes.
Eyes that see the whole world anew,
Eyes that see what many cannot view.
Because only eyes that He has touched,
Only eyes that tears have washed
Are eyes that see
From the heart.
Eyes That See: Original Poem by Gayle Baxter
Some Bible Verses That Mention Eyes
But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. Matthew 13:16
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. Psalm 119:18
And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:17
Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed Him. Matthew 20:34
Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. Mark 8:25
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. Matthew 6:22
For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them. Acts 28:27
Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. John 4:35
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1:18-19a
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. Psalm 146:8
I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me. Acts 26:17b-18
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Psalm 19:8
When He was at the table with them, He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him, and He disappeared from their sight. Luke 24:30-31
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
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To read an article called “New Eyes,” click here: Focus on the Family
Here is an interesting video about the story behind the hymn “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.”