Psalm 129 – 130 “Cat’s Eyes or God’s Eyes?”
Cat’s eyes are unlike human eyes. Whereas our pupils are round, theirs are elongated and vertical, which can adapt quickly and can open and close like the aperture of a camera. The author of Psalm 129 is “reflecting” (pun intended) that our eyes must be stayed upon Jehovah so that we can see Him at work even in the darkest of times. We need God’s eyes, His “cat’s eyes.” Like Habakkuk, the psalmist said he would stand on his guard post and station himself to keep watch. Are we asking for God’s “cat’s eyes” to see what He is doing? Are we standing and watching for the hand of the Lord to work? The psalmist said he would wait for the Lord more than the watchmen for the morning. Are we trying to fix the problem instead of letting God do His work?
May our prayer be as the psalmist: Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. Yet this is still true: the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword. He will pierce the darkness because He can see with His “cat’s eyes” the danger before we can. Wait on Him!