Sunday, August 31, 2008

Give me your eyes

Look down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight

Touch down on the cold black top
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breath in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared

Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me you heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide what's underneath
There's a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
Too ashamed to tell his wife
He's out of work, He's buying time

I’ve been here a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just move and pass me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
I need a second glance
Give me a second chance
To see the way you’ve seen the people all along


Brandon Heath - Give Me Your Eyes
From the album What If We

What if we started looking at other people as ones who need forgiveness? Just like we do.
What if we saw them as needing affection and love? Just like we do.
What if we treated everyone else like God treats us?
Isn't that what we're supposed to do?
Love and forgive?
Truth and justice are good, but without love...

IF you claim to be a Christian and still want people to "Buck up" and do better, and aren't willing to help and forgive like God does for you, then you will get what you give. He has repeated this to us over and over and we continue to forget.
Makes me sad.

But there are some out there, some who encourage and uplift, love and forgive, and these are the ones who reflect what God is, far better than those who know these things and demand obedience to what they see is the right thing to do.
Love and justice are not at odds with each other.
But in the end, love never fails.
I have to believe this.
Even if it makes me a dreamer.



AnneDroid said...

Wonderful post. I know which type of person I want to be. I screw up plenty, but I long that, with God's grace, I'll often be seeing people just in the beautiful way you describe.

Doorman-Priest said...

Oh, she beat me to it.

What she said.

Geppy said...

Dream on, dream on...

Wonder Woman said...

Ahhhh, just what my on edge body needed to be reminded of.

Thanks Duckiepoo!

steve martin said...

To the extent that we can do this... (see others how God sees us) great!

But, we are all sinners, and apt to curve in ourselves...our wants our needs, our desires, our...everything.

Thanks be to God we have a Savior!