“I believe there’s more to you than what meets the eye”
When I heard this line in this year’s Christmas production, I couldn’t help but relate.
Over a year ago, The Voice had done a series called “Inside Out,” and I remember how Pastor Sonia spoke about moments of looking at another person, and finding out that there was much more to them than what was seen with the physical eye.
1 Samuel 16:7 tells us how “the Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
How wonderful is it that despite the recovering from a bad haircut, financially unstable, wearing adult braces, and many more different, outward, phases we go through in life; that God continuously sees something more?
I’d like to say I’ve always seen much more than beyond the eye in people, but sadly that hasn’t always been the case. The feeling of being misunderstood by others is something we all can relate to as both the beholder and receiver.
Despite that, in the moments when I have chosen to see beyond what might appear, I’ve found out that not only do people become more relatable and fascinating, but that is how we are able to really love them for who they are.
Look at your life, as it is right now. In the places God has set before you, is there more to the people around you that you might want to know more about? How can you look beyond what appears, to love those around you in a new way?
Like Jack in the production, and Elle Woods in law school, there is more to you and others than what meets the eye; and we can see things differently and redemptively in that way.