2 Kings 6:17
Then Elisha prayed, and said, “O LORD, I pray Thee, open his eyes that he may see.” So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
The “young man” in today’s verse was pretty much any modern person. When he looked at life, he saw economic forecasts, newspaper headlines, morning cups of coffee, that living room carpet that needed vacuuming, leaky faucets, vague misgivings about his job, dim fritterings about youthful dreams unfulfilled, telephones ringing, and the sense that there was no place for his meaningless life to go. When he looked back, he saw a wasted life. When he looked forward, he saw old age and then the lights going out — forever. He was a living incarnation of Scripture’s teaching that where there is no vision, the people perish. He was perishing in his soul. Then God opened his eyes and suddenly his vision was filled, not with hallucination (his whole previous life had been that) but with real vision. He saw that God was there. The universe came right side up and he realized that there is nothing ordinary about ordinary life. The same is true for you, right now. Sitting in the room with you right now are angelic presences every bit as real as you are. And there, more real than anything else, is the Blessed Trinity Himself. Open your eyes.