hardened heartFor this people’s heart has become calloused;
    they hardly hear 
with their ears,

    and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them. Matthew 13:15 NIV

How could people hear Jesus speak and watch him perform miracles and still miss that he was the Son of God standing right in front of them? It’s a heart issue first and foremost. When God has opened your eyes through faith in Jesus, He turns on a light of understanding.  Before that happens the Bible says we are living our lives in darkness. So, remember when we are praying for our friends and relatives, change starts with the heart not just what they have seen or heard. How can we work with God to help soften a hard heart? We will explore some answers over the next few text.  For now, Let’s seek the grace and mercy of God to do what only he can do to love those who are still in darkness. 
Blessings. Love y’all