"The keys will cause you to see another through My eyes, beyond their imperfections, and to love them with My love."

Look of Love

First Published April 1974

"Love at first sight" is quite possible, and to respond with love to a loving look is a very normal reaction, as "love begets love." It is very easy to "fall in love with love." To see love in someone's eyes is a psychological, emotional, physiological and spiritual phenomenon which no one can quite explain which king Solomon called "the way of a man with a maid." Proverbs 30:19.

For "eyes are the windows of the soul." For some inexplicable reason known to God alone, it is often possible for some to look into another's eyes and read the very thoughts and intents of the heart. In the "look of love," when looking earnestly and penetratingly into each other's eyes, a definite reaction takes place which you often can actually feel physically.

However, some people are like Jesus said of some religious leaders, "having eyes they see not, for they are blind leaders of the blind." Matthew15:14. As has often been said, "there are none so blind as those that will not see". How often have you averted your gaze from a sight which you did not want to see because of its unwanted emotional and physical reaction on your own body and your own feelings?

We also sometimes find that the reaction can work in the opposite direction and our emotions can affect our eyesight: we see what we want to see or ignore what we don't want to see. We are told that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and therefore "love is blind" or "has an extra eye" which sees beauty the rest of us cannot see.

For all these and many other reasons, eyesight is undoubtedly the most important of all our five physical senses and borders the closest on the spiritual or psychological senses, such as instinct, intuition, sixth sense or extrasensory perception.

Eyes can even convey hatred or love or embarrassment or deceitfulness or anger. Guilt, pride and many other human emotions are indicated by the look of the eyes as expressed in some of our common sayings such as: "if looks could kill I'd be dead by now," or "his eyes pierced like steel," or "her eyes were radiant with expectancy."

The eyes can show joy and happiness or hurt and sorrow and their tears can be a signal of grief, pain or heartbreak, or tears of pleasure and rejoicing, or we can even laugh till we cry.

When first meeting someone the usual focal point of our attention and our own eyes is their eyes, for the eyes betray character, the eyes bespeak the true nature and attitude of the person, no matter what the other cover-ups or affectations may be. A mouth can be forced to smile and pretend friendliness, but watch out if the eyes do not smile too.

Eyes are the greatest betrayers of the true emotions within and are indeed the windows of our very souls, which is why we often say, "look me in the eye!" A shifty-eyed character is immediately felt to be untrustworthy, one who will not look you in the eye or whose eyes shift about as though seeking some place to hide or whose eyes fall in embarrassment or guilt.

Eyes can also send out a message for help. They can give a beseeching look, a pleading glance, or they can coldly resist our gaze or be warily suspicious or narrowly suspect. Other eyes give us a mere fleeting glance indicating total disinterest and indifference and coolness of emotions, or they can be searchingly seeking for answers, or passionately romantic and filled with desire and longing and hopefulness, or their gaze can be dull and lifeless, hopeless and full of pained frustration.

The eyes are positively the most genuinely expressive part of our entire bodies aside from our tongue, but are even more reliable than our tongues to express our true emotions and our real feelings. The tongue can say one thing while the eyes show another; the mouth may smile while the eyes hate, or the hurt eyes of love deny the regretted words of anger.

The eye is the most deeply sincere communicator of all our senses and reveals our innermost being whether we want it to or not. The mouth may lie, but the eye virtually invariably tells the truth about what is really going on inside. The eye has an almost extra-sensory power of perception and can convey and receive messages silently and motionlessly like no other human organ.

The eyes are the most wonderful of all human organs and can be the most useful or the most dangerous of all our senses with which we are endowed by God. They can be used for good or evil, to love or to hate, to help or to hurt, and therefore we must be very cautious how we use them and that we use them sincerely and without guile.

Eyes are extremely spiritual and have uncanny powers of which you may never have dreamed--powers over you and powers over others. Watch out how you use them. Note how in our most serious warning we even use an expression denoting the importance of the eye: "watch!" Jesus put "watch" even before "pray!" You need to watch and beware or you may not have time to pray, and you'd best watch and pray together for you need to watch while you pray.

With the Lord, you can get through to people's spirits immediately. It's just like an instant recognition. You make an instant contact in the spirit. That's what love at first sight is: that hypnotic glance. There is an instant contact of the spirit, and your spirits just suddenly click together like two magnets. If there's real spiritual contact in a look, it's just like getting naked into bed with someone.

The eyes have it! The eyes started it! The eyes did it and the eyes finished it!

David Berg

Edited by Almondtree Productions