And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” —Luke 24:31-32
Just two simple observations:
1. Jesus affects our spiritual sight- He opens our eyes to see Him for Who He really is! 2 Corinthians 4:4-6 states it this way:
“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2. Jesus affects our spiritual passions- He opens the Scriptures, the Word of God, the Bible to us, and we see the truth and it burns within our hearts. He ignites a passion for God! Pray as you read the Bible. Pray for God to open your eyes to see Him and His eternal truth.
Here’s the way Henry Law puts it:
Lovely light may beam upon us, and wondrous scenes surround; but the gain is none if sightless eyes survey. By nature we are thus blind; unless God grants sight, we cannot behold the wonders which His law contains. Let us weary heaven with cries for enlightening grace. When the command goes forth, Let there be light, there will be light. — as quoted at Grace Gems!