Seeing God Most Clearly

Luke 24. 28-31 records, they came to the edge of the village where they were headed. He acted as if He were going on but they pressed Him: Stay and have supper with us. It’s nearly evening; the day is done. So He went in with them. And here is what happened: He sat down at the table with them. Taking the bread, He blessed and broke and gave it to them. At that moment, open-eyed, wide-eyed, they recognized Him. And then He disappeared.

We take God so lightly, in our narcissism we believe Him to be all about us. As our Creator, we are to be all about Him and He treats us that way!

At this point in Luke’s account no one has yet seen Jesus, these two men are the first to encounter God raised from the dead. Yet the beginnings of this encounter are a tale of edification and not revelation.

The greatest sermon every preached, the one every serious student of Jesus wishes they could have heard, was the explanation from all the Scriptures of Jesus, the Messiah, fulfilling all that was written about Him. In the midst of this explanation of Himself, God still hides, not yet revealing His true identity to these disciples.

When did the disciples go from exhortation to revelation? When they pressed Him, when they urged Him, when they insisted that God stay with them and not keep moving. This is the need of our day. The Church gives us exhortation for living a godly life and knowing what pleases God our Savior.

The revelation of Jesus comes by the Spirit as we mine His Word and pray for His coming into our lives and world. When we seek Him with all of our passion we shall find Him and upon finding Him we shall truly know Him. Then like the disciples, our hearts will burn within us and we will give our lives to glorifying Him on earth as He is in heaven.

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