Open my eyes, that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.
Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready my God, Thy will to see,
Open my eyes, illumine me,
~Clara H. Scott, 1895
Oh Spirit of the Living God, open my eyes to behold in your Word the wonderful things that have set me free. I want to rest in the “already” so that the “not yet” of my life will be transformed into the image of Christ. I have been foolish and slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken of you, Jesus, Living Word of God. You have already set me free.
My Lord Jesus Christ, you are the brightness of the Father’s glory, and the express image of his person. You purged my sins, and sat down at the Father’s right hand, to plead forever on my behalf. Your blood was sprinkled on the mercy seat in heaven. Your blood satisfied the demands of my holy Father. It is by your blood that you have made me forever fit to be a child of God.
I am crucified with Christ, and I have been raised with Him to new life. I am a new creation. My ranking system, by which I am judged as a good christian or a bad christian… that ranking system is dead to me. I turn a deaf ear to the whispers of failure, guilt and shame that come from the world, my flesh and the accuser of the brethren. I refuse to stare at all the sin that put my Savior on the cross. He took all that sin upon Himself in my place. By that cross I am dead to the world and it is dead to me.
I am in Christ, and Christ is in me. What a salvation! I am identified with You, my Lord Jesus.