"My Eyes Have Seen"

 The first time I opened my eyes it was plain; they could see of so much knowledge to gain.

Since then these eyes have seen more than one man could ever hope to explain.

They've seen days in all weather spent in a cotton patch and a penny flattened by a train.

They've seen frost in the sunshine and they've seen the dust splattered by the rain.

They've seen the world from a plane and they've crossed the ocean and come back again.

They've seen birth, watched us hold our children, seen tears, seen death and they've seen pain.

They've seen much that repeated again and again and they've seen so much without refrain.

They've seen families broken, families begun and they've seen love no one heart could contain.

They've seen moon lit nights and stars shining bright and they've seen shame and much profane.

They've seen fresh snow on a shiny night; they've seen the finish line and seen strength begin to wane.

They've seen the world from a sharecropper's hut and beauty they almost could not sustain.

They've seen an ant climb a mountain, fish under the sea and they've shown me hope to regain.

They've seen the newly plowed earth, plains, hills and they've seen mountains that form a chain.

They've seen life to not abstain, family, friends and they've seen visions I will forever retain.

Written by Bob Wood

 2 Chronicles 6:40    Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.

The above states how we must all feel as we bow before God but I have learned that we too must open our eyes, ears, minds and our hearts to our God as He speaks to us.   I sat and listened to a fellow not too long ago as he explained how man slowly evolved from some mysterious life form fallen from the sky.  He explained how mankind eventually evolved from a monkey.  All I could do was smile and wonder about the poor monkeys living today and wonder if they should or should not have a tutor, since they seem to be very much slower than the rest of the monkeys.  I thought about the human body as it breaks down chemicals, sounds and colors.  The eye alone is enough miracle for me.  Then if that is not enough, it sends information to the brain that is translated and placed in our memory.  I'm only semi-intelligent at best but my eyes have given me a wealth of memories.  I have learned that when it is hardest to pray, I should pray the hardest.  I have learned that I feel more blessed praising God for what I have than I do while asking for more.  I have learned that my life is a storehouse of blessings of sights, sounds, smells, feelings and so much more that are waiting to to be recalled and enjoyed, again and again.  I have learned that when I allow myself to do this, I find myself deeper with God and each moment becomes a fresh experience.  Today take a few moments to see the sights whether they be fresh or forever in your mind.  May God Really Bless You!  Keep Shining and be as good as you can be and when you have a chance; you pray for me.

Bob Wood

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