Wednesday, December 3, 2014

MAGIC MIRROR!

Maybe you're somewhat like me?  

I can better understand a spiritual truth (the unseen) from something in the natural (the seen).  Hang in there with me...I'm going somewhere that I want to take you to SEE too.

One morning, as I read various lines in my Bible, it was as though I could see different friends' names right smack, dab in the middle of the lines.  As I continued reading, I would see yet another friend's name.  I would stop reading and text my friends telling them I saw their name within the Words. 

Then came the understanding!  On the way to work, I remembered something from my childhood that helped me understand why I could see my friends' names (and continue to) within the various verses of the Bible.

Do you remember Romper Room?  I may be speaking to the over 40 crowd here...he he

See through the Magic Mirror on Romper Room 
by clicking this link:
Somewhat like the magic mirror (analogy only) God sees YOU - He calls you by name!  Though many, I picked just 2 stories where Jesus shows how He sees the ONE person.

1st story:  Jesus entered Jericho and made His way through the town. There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich. He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way.


When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name“Zacchaeus!” He said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.” 


Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy.   Luke 19:1-6 NLT 


2nd story:  “How do you know about me?” Nathanael asked.  Jesus replied, I could see you under the fig tree before Philip found you.” John 1:48 NLT


Today, He sees you and calls YOU by name!  Your name is written throughout His word.  Imagine that!  That's how special you are to Him.


Lord, you have seen what is in my heart. You know all about me. You know when I sit down and when I get up. You know what I’m thinking even though You are far away. You know when I go out to work and when I come back home. You know exactly how I live.  Psalm 139:1-3 NIRV


Every day, God is trying to get your attention to let you know He sees YOU.  Yet, some still do not turn to Him and say, “I don’t want to continue to go my own way." When the heart is open to want to know the truth, He will reveal Himself to you.  He will show you how YOUR name is written all over His Word.


Today, will you repent of your sin and believe that He paid the price on the cross to forgive your sins? It is sin that separates us from knowing a Holy God.  Today can be the day that He not only sees you, but you will see Him!



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