Open My Eyes to See

Crossing the String Lake Outlet in Grand Teton National Park en route to Cascade Canyon, Wyoming

Crossing the String Lake Outlet in Grand Teton National Park en route to Cascade Canyon

“Open my eyes to see,” says the song, “more of Your majesty; more of Your wonder and Your worth.  Compel my soul to see for all eternity, lifting the praise that You deserve… [I am] Amazed beyond what I can say.”

 

I’m sure the songwriters did not have the beauty of the wilderness on their minds when they penned those words.  But it makes my heart cry out.

 

Bowtie Arch near Corona Arch, Utah

Bowtie Arch near Corona Arch, Utah

Because we while we see the beauty that surrounds us, there is always a higher level of sight, always a way to see and experience more fully.

Flowers along Ptarmigan Ridge in the Mt. Baker Wilderness of Washington

Flowers along Ptarmigan Ridge in the Mt. Baker Wilderness of Washington

I want to see more fully; I want to see beyond the loveliness of creation to the heart that created it.  I want to see the splendor, but I want the sight to create in me wonder of the Creator.  I want to see with the eyes of my heart as well as the eyes of my face.

 

Open my eyes to see more of Your majesty… amazed beyond what I can say.

Cinderdunes below the Mt. Lassen Cinder Cone, California

Cinderdunes below the Mt. Lassen Cinder Cone, California