Some views will change your life forever. The scenic wonder as you look out over the mountaintops. The sun that sets below the horizon daily. The waves that crash on the ocean shores where land and sea collide. Seeing and feeling the peace of a forest walk as nature saturates your senses. When our eyes meet with places like these, there seems to be an extraordinary pull within us that longs for us to want to relive that experience day after day. What your eyes see and what you experience has a way of affecting you on the inside.
But what about what your heart sees? How do you respond to the vision of Jesus before you today? When you look at Him, who do you see?
One day Jesus had a private moment with His disciples. In that moment, He wanted to know what they saw, not with their eyes, but with their hearts. After asking about the opinions of others (Mt. 16:13), He wanted to know what those around Him thought for themselves: “But whom say ye that I am?” He asked (Mt. 16:15).
With that questioning digging into their personal understanding of Him, only one spoke in revealed truth that centered itself in his very being and wouldn’t let go. Only one man, by the name of Peter, saw Jesus for so much more. “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God,” (Mt. 16:16) he said without hesitation or flinching, being fully confident in his answer.
In Jesus, I believe he saw not just the miracles, and wonders, and powerful teaching. He saw Him for who He was: “The Son of the living God.”
When you see Jesus for who He really is, your life will be filled with wonder in a way you have never experienced before, and you will be changed forever. When the veil of truth is pulled back and revelation dawns upon your knowing heart, and heaven shows you the Son, things will never be the same.
As your eyes of faith look upon Him and your soul is drawn to Him, you find in Christ what you have been searching for all your life. Forward you walk. Closer to thee, O Lord, I must be, becomes the craving of your inner man, and it cannot be satisfied with another.
I know how the world views Him. They call Jesus many things and have many opinions. But as I rise this day and every day, I see your glory. I see Your hand in the very details of my life. I feel you in my heart, and as with Peter, I see the Son before me. That is a view that has changed my life forever.
Father God, we are praying today for many souls to see You for who You are. We are praying for eyes and hearts to be opened to the eternal truth: salvation can be found in no other, but only in Jesus Christ can lives be truly changed forever (Jn. 14:6). May many grab hold of this truth today and believe and receive Him for themselves. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray, AMEN!
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