55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 ‘Look,’ he said, ‘I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.’

These words were the last straw for Stephen’s persecutors, leading to his stoning with Saul who later became Paul, watching on. Although we may never find ourselves in such a desperate situation, it gives us an insight into the work of the Spirit – to open our eyes to Jesus.

Spirit, open my eyes to Jesus today!