I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW

Merry Thursday by Parris Bailey
“I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.
I think I can make it now, the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I’ve been praying for
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.
Look all around, there’s nothin? but blue skies
Look straight ahead, nothin? but blue skies” (Johnny Nash)
“Behold, you are fair, my love! Behold, you are fair! You have doves eyes”. Song of Solomon 1:15
There is nothing so lovely as when Christ clothes us. “He sees no iniquity in Jacob” for Christ is the best judge of beauty, He looks not at how we are now but what we shall be. I have learned through the years that He takes great pleasure in the work of grace in our hearts. The hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, is in the sight of God of great price, 1 Pet.3:4 We might get discouraged at “our blackness” but he “beautifies us with salvation”. “Behold, you are fair”, He says to us. Paul prayed that the “eyes of our understanding may be enlightened” so we could see the heights and expansion of His love. We believers take in by faith the full view of Christ- His glory, His fullness and we look to Him for life and salvation. A commentary wrote-“He does not despise us for our present deformities, but see’s our brief span of sinful morality swallowed up in the ocean of fathomless eternity, he regards us in the everlasting covenant, as chosen is Christ Jesus before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blame before him in love.” Eph.1:4,5. So shall the King greatly desire our beauty it says in the Psalm. When Christ is a complete covering to the eye, contentment fills the heart. Everything we ever needed is found in Christ. It is just that simple.
We are said to be compared with Dove’s eyes because they are: 1. Comely and pleasant. 2. Modest and humble, not lofty, as the looks of some other creatures are.
3. Mild and harmless, not fierce and fiery, not looking and watching for prey, as the eyes of ravenous birds are. 4. Chaste and faithful, looking only to their mates; so that if any of them cast a lustful eye upon another, her companions are enraged against her, and quickly tear her in pieces ; as some natural historians write. And such are the church’ s eyes said to be.
We have got His gaze and we can never look away now. Not like Lot’s wife that had to look over her shoulder regretting her forward motion, not like someone who puts their hand on the plow only to look back at past regrets, we are fixed on the prize and everything and everyone better get out of the way. Thank God, that “I can see clearer now that the rain is gone”. Jesus said the light of the body is the eye, ( Matt. 6:22) I pray we will have spiritual discernment to have singleness of eye in the days to come.

2 Replies to “I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW”

  1. The resounding sound (popping sound) the Lord is breaking every chain. break every chain, Break every chain….. of unworthiness that has swept over and defiled the believers heart. His tender mercy is opening eyes and opening ears to the beating of the Father’s cry—-LOVE always wins. can you hear the “New Song” of fair and tender bride…Gold come forth, prepare to present a gift and lay at his feet.

  2. PParris– this is powerful
    “we are fixed on the prize and everything and everyone better get out of the way. Thank God, that “I can see clearer now that the rain is gone”. Jesus said the light of the body is the eye, ( Matt. 6:22) I pray we will have spiritual discernment to have singleness of eye in the days to come.”

    you are anointed and a blessing!

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