THIS SERIES: EASTER THOUGHTS
Jesus came to restore the human race to its original purpose, so when He died and overcame the Evil One, it was as a man, when He rose again and conquered death, it was as a man, and when He ascended into Heaven and sat down at the Father’s right hand, it was also as a man.
Jesus came to open the eyes of the blind, both physically and spiritually. He means us to see and experience the glory, and encounter the God who inhabits it.
However, like using any other sense it takes practice. An experienced sommelier, for example, can pick up the nuances of a fine wine from his sense of smell and taste. He wasn’t born knowing, he was born with the sensory potential, which he then developed through training and experience. In contrast, his neighbour has exactly the same potential, but being untutored responds to special wines with indifference.
So it is with us, so often we can miss encounters with the Lord because we have not learned to recognise the signs of His presence…….
The Hebrew word for ‘glory’, kabod comes from a root word which means ‘to be heavy, or make weighty’.
Have you ever been in a Christian meeting, or admiring a beautiful view, when the atmosphere suddenly felt ‘heavy’, (I don’t mean in a negative way)?
I suggest that what you were sensing was the glory of God. And there is one response to glory – take off your shoes!
Turn your heart towards the Lord, & worship Him, He wants you as a participator not spectator.
If the earth is filled with His glory, let’s pray for seeing eyes this week!
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