Abundant life

Window Eyes

kayleighI love to shoot people, with a camera that is.  I love to capture the everyday emotions or the excitement of an event.  From the profile down to the feet there is always something interesting with the right angle and perspective.  I find it very creative and artistic.  I also love looking into the eyes.  A person’s thoughts can be ascertained by looking in his or her eyes.  It seems that eye contact is a way to connect with people and way to prove that you are sincere.  You can also somewhat tell a person’s personality by looking into their eyes.  Some people find it uncomfortable gazing and holding a conversation down at the same time.  During Biblical times the eye represented a window to the soul.  The eye is mentioned in the Bible over six hundred times.  From a bountiful eye, weak or tender eyes, lust of the eyes, haughty eyes, wanton eyes, to putting out the eyes as a form of punishment.  Eyes seem to be an important figurative in speech as well as the actual eyes itself.   

Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye were single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

Luke 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when your eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when your eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

The eyes have a way poetically speaking of determining what lies within the person.  Of course we can tell if a person is not telling the truth by his eyes or body language.   Our eyes determine what we see.  It portrays our aims and intentions, the place we go, what we see thus directing us in everything we do.  When the Bible verse talks about our eye being single, it means we are honest and move toward God, doing right and seeking Him.  It is pleasing God.  When the whole body is full of light the actions will not only be pleasing to God but also comfortable to us.  However, if the eye were evil, instead of aiming only at the glory of God, we seek to be man pleasers and self-pleasers.  Darkness has a way of creeping in when we refuse to give God our all.  This in form spoils all creating darkness in all avenues, the whole conversation will be perverse and unsteady, and the foundations will become corrupt.   We cannot be a child of light and darkness at the same time.  Serving two masters is contrary to the single eye.  Everything we see, good or bad will ultimately control our life.  What we let come in through the eye will determine our actions.  Why do people have a hard time staying a Christian?  The eyes can tell it all, for they are the windows.  What are you letting in your window?  

 Pictured: Kayleigh – Melissa Phillips Photography

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