Look, Lift Up Your Eyes, and See; A Spirit of Adventure Copy
As the Samaritan woman at the well returns to Jesus bringing her village with her, Jesus invites his disciples into a new kind of mindset when it comes to outsiders: “Look,” Jesus says, “Lift up your eyes, and see! The fields are ripe for harvest.”
That way of imagining what could be a tense and kind of intimidating encounter leads to a spirit of adventure when it comes to following Jesus. When Jesus is leading you forward, you never know who you might meet along the way!
For more on the meaning and implication of Jesus’ three-fold command, “Look, lift up your eyes, and see,” you can check out the following two blogs by Justin Rossow. The Next Step Podcast also covers a similar way of thinking in an interview with Carl Medearis called “The Adventure of Hospitality.”