Open Your Eyes
By Julie McElhinney
A silence stretching across the distance
I search for the path of least resistance,
The journey is long and full of dread
I wish I could stay warm and safe in my bed.
But I put on my pack and walk along
Humming that oh so familiar song,
I trudge through the world looking for direction
Hoping to find shelter, love and protection.
My eyes were clouded I had no sight
It was like walking in the pitch dark of night,
If only I’d taken time to realize
All I had to do was open my eyes.
What I was hunting sat there from the start
All I had to do was open up my heart,
Thank you dear God for coming in
Forgiving my past and washing away my sin.
I have You when the burden is heavy to hold
To keep my heart warm in a world that’s cold,
To help me take the time to realize
That it’s difficult to see when you shut your eyes.