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Seeing Through God’s Eyes

(Screencapture taken from YouTube.com)

By the time you read this, you may have already seen this video of Susan Boyle on Britain’s Got Talent. If not, then you can watch it on YouTube by clicking here. Go ahead, click on the link and watch the video before moving on.

Watched it? What went through your head from beginning to end?

I first found out about this video from Sam Luce’s blog, but I didn’t watch it. It didn’t look interesting enough. I simply assumed that it was the typical bad singer thinking she was a good one. I then came across this post from Eugene Cho that talked about being blown away and humbled after watching the same video. I watched it, and I was blown away and humbled!

In addition to Sam and Eugene’s thoughts (I encourage to you to go back and read them), I couldn’t help but think at the criteria we use to judge who is and who isn’t “in” when it comes to being a Christ-follower. We all have our lists and criteria of how to tell if someone is a Christian: they have asked Jesus in their heart, they read the Bible, the follow God’s commands, they don’t drink, they don’t curse and don’t hang with those who do… You get the point.

How many times do we make judgements on someone’s relationship with God because of what they look like, the words they might use, or even the lifestyle they live? Yes, there is something to be said about looking at the “fruit” of someone’s life, but there is also something to be said about grace and the disposition of one’s heart (1 Samuel 16:7).

We are all cracked images of God in need of grace.

Something to ponder.

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