Ephesians 1:18

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…so that you—the eyes of your heart having been enlightened—will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints…

Ephesians 1:18, LSB

We do not walk blindly in the world, but in the knowledge of Christ and what He has done for us, and the promises that He has given us. We are called to see things differently, not because the things of the world are different but because we are. It is interesting how blind we can become when we do not take time to step away. As the adage goes, “We cannot see the forest through the trees.” As we step away and step into our faith more, the things that should be troubling become more apparent. It is a reason that we are reminded to remain awake. It is easy to become so ensconced in the things of the world that the heart and the mind fall asleep to the things going on around us. We can become like those sleepwalking through life unaware of dangers that may lurk around us. In Christ, we are warned to not allow this to happen and to remain alert. Otherwise, we may be deceived and drawn away from the security of our faith and end up denying our Lord altogether. As we remain focused on Christ, our hearts will be filled with compassion, but never a lack of awareness. In this, we can be the bearers of peace to those crying out and seeking our Lord.

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.

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