The words to this Irish hymn, Be Thou My Vision, are credited to a Dallan Forgail in 8th century Ireland. The words were translated into English and made into a hymn by Elizabeth Hull in 1905. The meaning behind the hymn is simple. It expresses a desire to be in the presence of the Lord and allow Him to work within our lives.
There have been many who have gone before us desiring that same thing: Abraham, Joshua, Peter, Paul, the list goes on and on and on, as each generation shares the love of Christ with one another. What a joy it is to catch the vision. Now, it is my hope that I pass that vision on to my children.
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” (3 John 1:4) (NIV)
The more time you spend with God, the more time you want to spend with God. The more I pray, the more I read, and the more I learn, the greater my desire to know Him more.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6 (NIV)
“And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. (Jeremiah 31:34)
There will come a day when the humane race know longer has to seek out God and the knowledge of God, everyone will know.
“It is written: 'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.' ” (Romans 14:1)
Until that day comes, may we continue to make Christ our vision, hungering to know Him more and allowing Him to be Lord and Savior of our lives. To God be the glory.
“By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.” (Psalm 42:8) (NIV)
Be Thou My Vision