One of my favourite books as a child (and still is today) is The Little Prince. In it is one of my all time favourite quotes
On ne voit bien qu’avec le Coeur. L’essential est invisible pour les yeux.
One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.
What is essential is invisible. Love of one person for another, a man for a woman, a mother for her child, a child for their parent, is invisible. While there are external demonstrations of that love through commitments made, words and actions. They are just that – expressions or demonstrations of a heart issue.
Even if I was to have latest technology for a scan or x-ray of my heart, you would see a very clear picture of how well my heart if physically. But you would not see how my heart loves, absolutely loves my husband, my children, my family, my God. A keen, or even not so keen observer of my life, would see where my time and energy goes, hear what I talk about and be able to deduce quite easily those who I love. But they would not be able to deduce how often my thoughts revolve around my family, or how often my thoughts turn to prayer or conversation with God.
What is essential to me, is invisible.
“When we begin with the eyes of our hearts instead of just our natural eyes, we not only begin to see the things which are eternal, but they become more real to us than the things which are temporary.” (Rick Joyner)
Rick Joyner nails it here. The things on this earth will pass, it is eternity that matters. The words of the song “Open the eyes of my heart Lord” come to mind.
“Open the eyes of my heart Lord, open the eyes of my heart, I want to see you”
This is my heart’s cry.