May Your Eyes Be Opened To See Jesus

Greetings Cascade Family and Friends.


On Monday, we welcomed the month of May with all its beauty and grandeur.  Flowers are in full bloom.  Birds are chirping. Bees are buzzing. Nature is inviting us to leave our shelters and commune with it.  May is a month of blessings for many reasons.  One simple reason given is because most blessings begin with the word “may.”  “May the road rise up to meet you.  May the wind be always at your back.  May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”  One blessing that I would like to add is: May your eyes be opened to see Jesus!


This week began with a reminder that “it’s all about our perception.”  Are you seeing things the way they really are, or the way you think they are or should be?  I encourage you to open your eyes and recognize that no matter what your current circumstance is, your life can change.  Hopefully and prayerfully, the change will be for good.  We see in the news daily how unfortunate circumstances can change people’s lives in horrific ways, suddenly and unexpectedly.  This is the reason we must keep Jesus with us as our companion and guide.  A few years back, many people drove around with bumper stickers that said, “Jesus is my co-pilot.”  We need a powerful companion who can--in an instant--block the evil of this world, while at the same time promote good things in our lives.  Only the Divine can do this for us.


As we move forward, let’s keep our eyes open to seeing Jesus, keeping in mind that when we see Jesus we will see ourselves as we truly are.  When we see our true state of being, we will see our unholiness, our sinfulness, our neglects, even our waywardness.  Prayerfully, this will move us to embrace change that will not only bring us joy, peace, and prosperity, but will also uplift the lives of others.  During this national week of prayer, this month of celebrations, students returning home for the summer and family vacations, pray that Jesus is walking with us every day as our companion and guide.


Peace and love,



Rev. Tanya Y. Pittman

Associate Pastor