There is a popular saying in many countries that “the eyes are the window to the soul”. In my investigative process, they claim that this phrase was coined by Herman Melville in the 1800s (I only discovered that he wrote the novel Moby Dick, the killer whale, but nothing about the phrase being his own or anything that was reasonably true). However, I found relevant information about body language, being the movement of the eyes during a conversation or interrogation one of the keys to discover if the person is using their imagination, remembering or lying. Other areas of the body that reveal our body language are the hands, the shoulders, the smile, among others.
I imagine God thinking when he was creating the universe, the earth and everything in it. Using His inspired creativity in action. Looking Jesus in the eye and smiling, ” For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him”(Colossians 1:16, NIV). If Jesus is the image of the invisible father, then the eyes of Jesus show tenderness, compassion, understanding, justice, kindness. When God created us, in agreement Father, Son and Holy Spirit, they made us in His image and likeness. Then I understand that we are intrinsically born and we are kind, tender, compassionate, innocent. These characteristics are evident in the eyes of children and adults who resist the evil of the world and avoid at all costs being transformed into instruments of evil. You may have known good people who are not believers and you can see this in their eyes. You can observe it in most mature Christians, but sometimes our upbringing, past experiences, cultural beliefs, education weakens the reflection of that kindness, tenderness and compassion.
How to maintain the spark of light of what is in our soul, the reflection of Jesus? Only by knowing him more deeply, by scrutinizing the scriptures, fasting, asking the Holy Spirit for revelation and acting in obedience. Our natural eyes can reflect what spiritual eyes see, however, it is necessary to transform our thoughts. It says in Romans 12: 2 (NIV) “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” What we see around us can distract us or make us falter, but as believers we have to climb higher. For that, it is necessary not to conform to the social or cultural worldly system but to believe that Jesus lives in us, that God listens and works in the 21st century through the Holy Spirit. Only transforming the thought, understanding, intelligence that God gave us, we will be able to verify that the will of God is good, pleasant and perfect. That he wants to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Our eyes may show amazement, disbelief or doubt, even if we do not speak.
The window to the soul, can radiate love, kindness, goodness, gentleness, patience, joy, peace, humility or otherwise. These characteristics are fruits of the Spirit, they do not come to you by magic, they require practice, discipline and obedience. Jesus was preparing, was obedient in all circumstances being 100% man, and modeled all the fruits of the Spirit because he was filled with the Spirit. “If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” (John 14:7).
What radiates your window to the soul?