Open My Eyes Lord
The Holy Scriptures is full of miracles! Accordingly, the psalmist prays: “Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law” (Psalm 119:18).
The word “law” is a reference to the first five books of the Bible, the Pentateuch, and is used in the sense of “teaching” or “instruction.” God’s teaching is full of wonders, and when we truly see it, we are renewed and strengthened, “being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:18).
Therefore, prayerfully reading the Holy Scriptures and contemplating on God’s commandments is the basis and assurance of our spiritual growth. However, no one can see these wonders on their own without God’s help. If God does not open our eyes, we cannot see the wonders of the Holy Scriptures. We in our human and material nature, will not be able to see spiritual beauty.
When we read God’s word without His help, the glory of God from the Holy Scriptures shines on us like the sun on the face of a blind person. We feel its warmth but cannot see the wonder, beauty, and glory that can capture our hearts.
So, let us continue to read the Holy Scriptures and contemplate it in prayer, asking for God’s enlightenment of our minds and hearts: “Open my eyes, Lord, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.”