“Open the eyes of my heart Lord, open the eyes of my heart. I want to see you. I want to see you”
This song defined my youth group years. It was prayerfully sung at every youth event, yet I don’t know that any of us really understood what it meant. “Open the eyes of my heart”? That just sounds weird.
I didn’t know that this song was based on Ephesians chapter 1:
18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
Paul was writing to the church in Ephesus. Paul wanted desperately for the Ephesians to understand the gift that they had been given in Christ.
He wanted them to grab hold of the truth that God loved them SO much that He sent His one and only Son into the world so that they might be saved and have an eternal relationship with Him. Paul was encouraging the Ephesians to live a life of worship so that they might “know what is the hope” that He had called them to.
This is why we worship Jesus as well. When you become a believer, Jesus immediately changes your eternity, but He wants to do even more than that. When we worship Jesus, He reveals to us His power and authority. He teaches us that He is good and faithful.
Worshipping Jesus involves learning about Him through His word, praising Him through song, and praying and allowing the Holy Spirit to reveal who God is to our hearts.
We worship Jesus because He is worthy of our worship. The King and Creator of the universe stepped out and made a way for your to have an eternal relationship with Him.
So we pray, “Open the eyes of our hearts, Lord. We want to see You”.