Eyes To See

Eyes To See
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How can some of us have eyes to see injustice—like sexual exploitation—and also the desire to counter these injustices, while others remain blind and complicit or worse intentionally and actively contribute?

Perhaps it’s a matter of divine orchestration and revelation
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law”
—Galatians 4:4

Perhaps it’s a matter of God’s purposes and timing for a particular life, as in the case of Paul’s
“And he said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And He said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.'”
—Acts 9:5

Perhaps it’s a matter of each of us having specific roles and responsibilities
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
—Ephesians 4:15-16

Perhaps it’s ignorance that hasn’t yet been touched by teaching, information or enlightenment
“And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.”
—Acts 3:17

Perhaps it’s a matter of unconfessed sin and secrets
“but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.”
—Isaiah 59:2

Perhaps it’s a matter of the mystery of God’s cosmic, redemptive plan
“Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.”
—Romans 11:25

We recognize these are more thoughts than answers, but perhaps these thoughts will lead you to the first step in becoming part of the solution for issues of injustice: prayer.

He came to open blinded eyes and He sends us out to do the very same.

I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.

— Acts 26:17b-18

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