“Three words that changed the course and direction of my life. It was as though those three words were the sign I had been looking for. That my life would never be the same as they were at that moment.”
I wonder if those were the thoughts of the lame beggar written about in Acts 3 that Peter and John met as they were going into the temple.
“When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he began asking them to receive alms. But Peter, along with John, fixed his gaze on him and said, ‘Look at us.’ And he began to to give them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.”
It was then that the lame beggar knew their encounter was destiny, fate, a divine appointment, God’s grand design, as though it was intentional.
It was not about alms and money.
It was the turning point of his life and Luke thought it important enough to record the interaction.
I love the phrase when it says that Peter along with John fixed his gaze upon him.
When Jesus would come into the life of someone and they would look into his eyes, what kindness people must have seen in his eyes, Nicodemus, the prostitute, the drunk, the murderer, the liar, even the religious of the day.
It would have been fascinating to witness how close Barabas and Jesus actually came to each other and to see if their eyes met. What Barabas must have felt.to know his life was spared by another, even though he was certainly guilty.
Interesting how a phrase of words spoken or read can stay with you possibly for life and can inspire your life forward.
To look into the eyes of Christ through another person. That is what people are looking for. That is what we should be doing, seeing the world through the eyes of Christ.
“Our eyes met” are three words that changed my life.