Have You Seen JESUS?
If you asked someone if they’d seen the Messiah, they might have thought you daft! Yet, if we have eyes to see and ears to hear we are blessed for Messiah said, “…truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.” (Mathew 13: 17-18). Those who have seen Jesus were and are equipped by God to fulfill His Great Commission, which says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
So, the questions arise:
1. Where do I go to see Jesus?
2. What do I do when I see the Lord?
3. And how will I know if I have really seen Christ?
The answer may seem so simple as to be ridiculous because in Matthew 13:17-18, Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Perhaps because of the above Scriptures you haven’t been looking for the Messiah. Yet, He has been looking for you! And because Christ longs to bring you into His forever family, He lets each of us see in others what we'd not see in ourselves.
I wrote today’s blog because I meet a Good Son whose desire is to help his mother, whose joy is in helping others. Through the loving relationship of these two people, I came to understand more fully what Messiah meant when He said, “How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” John 14:9b-15
Those in the world did not have the eyes to see Messiah then. And, I fear that though there are many like my friend and her son, who drew me closer to Jesus because of their selflessness, others would not see and be drawn closer to our Lord and Savior as I was!
To see Jesus today, is a very real possibility if you:
1. Are seeking Him.
2. Are willing to see and attest to what others don’t.
3. Are eager to be used of God to the extent that You will proclaim what some might call daft!
About Paula Rose Michelson
Writing great Inspirational Christian Romances, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Self-help and works to encourage are author Paula Rose Michelson’s passion. Her desire to inspire others comes from being a late reader, who discovered books were her best friends! A lover of inspiring fictions where the heroine was one for her families’ sake, she writes about amazing women, and unique faith challenges
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