Eye Contact

When you see someone you love

in a crowded room


Your eyes light up

your spirit smiles


You make eye contact,

and all is in black and white


Except for the one you love


I see Abiding in Christ

that way


In the eternity cracks

of my every day life


I make eye contact with God,

the One I love most


I can’t see Him,

but my spirit does


The eyes of my heart

focus on Him


And I may not say a word

but I know that He knows

I “see” Him


There are many ways I abide in Him


Through reading or thinking about His Words

Through calling out to Him

By listening for Him

By talking about Him

By trusting Him

and more…


And in those times,

I see my beloved

and He sees me


Across my crowded life,

that would be black and white

without Him


– Susie Stewart


I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be My disciples. As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Abide in My love.  If you keep my commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.  These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

– John 15:1-11 (ESV)


I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people…

– Ephesians 1:18 (NLT)


Photo by Susie Stewart


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