Lea Ann Reynolds
December 28, 1989
I met a child years ago....and yet,
....it was only yesterday
I held this child in my arms.
He touched my life.
He changed my heart
He was no ordinary child for this child
had the eyes of an angel
He could not speak words....this child....
and yet together we sang
We sang of far away places where there
is no pain....of rainbows....of stars
....of Jesus....who bore our pain
Tears were shed for this child; for his suffering
But there was something...something in his eyes.
Hearts were touched by this child
By his suffering
And yet....those eyes
Lives were changed because of this child
Because of his suffering
....those eyes...what was in his eyes?
As I held this child, something began to change
As I hugged this child, who could not hug me back,
....something began to change
....yes....it was my eyes that were changing.
As I loved this child I began to see....
To see what the child saw....
The child saw acceptance
The child saw love
The child saw Jesus
And through this child, I too began to see Jesus
Not just the Jesus born in a manger, but the Jesus
who suffered, and yet loved.
It was long ago....and yet....only yesterday
That this Jesus suffered for me
And yet....His eyes....something about His eyes
What did He see through His eyes?
He saw acceptance
He saw forgiveness
He saw love
He saw the Father
And like the child, He suffered
And like the Son, the child suffers no more.
And now the Son holds the child
And together they sing
And they wait....for those they love.
In the child's eyes, I found love
In the child's eyes, I found Jesus
And now....my eyes must show the world.