The prophet Samuel was sent to the house of Jesse of Bethlehem, to anoint one of his sons as king. While there, he sees Eliab, who was tall and handsome. He thought that he was the Lord’s choice. Blinded by our own sense of what is good and bad, we often choose what we think is right, to realise that it was the wrong choice. This is because the forbidden fruit that should not have been touched was eaten. The tempter did say it would open our eyes and we will be like gods knowing good and evil (Gen 3:5). How so true that we constantly want to be like God deciding for ourselves with no reference to His commands or ways? How many times have we judged people for their looks? In our work or school environment we often judge a person for how they look instead of who they are to the team. Remember the Lord says “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as the human sees; the human looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:6-7).


Saint Paul reminds us that we should live as children of light and encourages us to try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Doing things in secret because you want to give a wonderful surprise to someone is commendable, however sometimes, the Scripture text refers to the secret acts of sin that we do not wish anyone to know about. Do we snuff out our lights for a “white lie” to please the person we were speaking to? The things we do in secret will eventually be brought to light as Scripture says. In our faith, we should come out of darkness for we have the light of the Lord within us.


When I was younger, I recall that during the quiet of prayer time, I would say, “let me see Lord, give me a sign” I realised that I was blind. I wanted God himself to show himself to me so as to answer my prayers. Blessed are those who realise that they are blind but have faith. Blindness is our inability to see the hand of God at work all around us. We struggle to see the daily miracles of God’s grace alive in our lives and alive in the lives of others.  The first thing we should do with Scripture is to strive to see the light of Christ for our lack of sight.


With eyes of faith, we now can see as how God wants us to see. We now can see the Face of God in the every-day around us. It is in the ordinary actions of life where God is present.


Written By Adrian Rakesh