The Eyes of Christ

Have you ever thought about it?   What color were Jesus’s eyes?  It may seem like a funny question, but trust me, I have a point.

I woke up this morning with a thought about forgiveness.  It struck me that we often realize that we have made a mistake and need to ask God’s forgiveness.  It is easy to ask God to forgive us without really being overcome with the enormity of what we have done or how it affects our relationship with our Heavenly Father.  Since we don’t see God, it can be easy to be a little flippant with asking for forgiveness.

So that made me think: what color eyes does Jesus have?  You see, we know Jesus was fully man.  So we can picture what he looked like in our mind.  We have seen countless movies with actors cast to portray the Son of God.  Now imagine having to look Jesus in the eyes as we confessed our sin.   Having to tell him how you slipped up one more time.  How you did that thing that you promised never to do again.

It would be much tougher to do that looking into his eyes, don’t you think?

Maybe that is the point.  If I have to ask my wife or kids or parents to forgive me, I have to do it face to face.  I have to see the hurt and disappointment that I have caused.  I have to wonder if they will forgive me.   In short, I come face to face with the consequences of my sin.

Maybe if I thought about looking Jesus in the eyes when I had to confess my sin, it would make me a little more cautious in the way I live me life.

Fortunately, when we look Jesus in the eyes all we will see is love.  We will see no shame, no condemnation, no unforgiveness.  When we look at our Savior, all we need see is the love that took the place for us and forgets that we ever  sinned.

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.  Romans 8:1-2

…as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.  Psalm 103:12