“when they were alone, he (Jesus) turned to the disciples and said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you have seen. I tell you, many prophets and kings longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.” Luke 10:23-24
For centuries, the righteous among God’s people had longed to see the arrival of God’s kingdom. Now here He was; Jesus, the long-awaited one. God become flesh and bone. The God who stooped to touch us. Emmanuel, God with us.
(See also: Luke 2:25-32 )
Have You Seen Him?
Have you seen him, glimpsed His Indescribable beauty and Majesty?
How Do We See Him?
So many ways; when we open our incredibly blessed eyes and just see;
*A perfectly timed word of encouragement.
*A loving offer of practical help from an unexpected source.
*A warm smile from another person, just when you’re feeling at your most unloved and unlovable.
*An envelope with the exact amount of money you needed to pay that bill – slipped quietly under your door. *In the reading of a Bible verse that you have read countless times, that you ‘suddenly’ understand clearly for the first time.
All these small things cause us to glimpse the face of Jesus, the One who draws near to us.
If you belong to Him, then the light of Jesus Christ shines in your heart: 2 Corinthians 4:6:
“For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.”
He prompts someone to come along and touch your hurting spirit as only He, Jesus could do, and suddenly you see Him! He quietly nudges you to discreetly pay for that lady’s shopping, just ahead of you in the supermarket queue – you don’t know her circumstances, but He does. Suddenly you’re so aware of His presence that it seems tangible – suddenly you see Him!
These are just some of the many ways that we see Jesus, every single day; And the many ways we can reveal Jesus to someone else, every single day.
“For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.”
2 Peter 1:16