I recently found myself in worship singing, “Open the eyes of my heart, Lord / Open the eyes of my heart / I want to see You, / I want to see You.”
And then I ducked.
I ducked because I suddenly remembered that God had warned Moses that if Moses actually saw God, he would instantly die. Instead, God offered to cover Moses’ eyes while he passed by, and then, once he passed by Moses, to let Moses see his “backside.”
Since I didn’t want to die that instant—I had a playoff game to watch after church—I stopped singing. But I didn’t want others to think I didn’t love God, so I started singing again, but quietly, with a revised text:
“Cover the eyes of my heart, Lord / Cover the eyes of my heart / I want to see your backside / I want to see your backside.”
This version failed to inspire me for some reason, …
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