Saturday, July 23, 2011

I Want to See Jesus

Luke 19:1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. 4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.

I want to see Jesus so badly I can almost taste it! Heaven holds so many blessings for us that our earthly minds can't even begin to comprehend what is in store for us. What new colors and sounds will we experience? What ancestors will be waiting for us of whom we know little or nothing? What does a transparent street of gold really look like? Rooms or mansions? One tree, 12 different kinds of fruit? Will we be able to travel by the speed of thought? Who will be there? Who won't be there? Am I actually here?

All these and a thousand other questions and longings about heaven. I would love to sit down with little Colton Burpo and interview him regarding his time in heaven. Y0u know about Colton, right? The little 4 year old, his daddy a pastor here in Imperial, Nebraska, who died and spent some time in glory, only to return to tell the story. I do know a few others who have had a similar experience but are honestly reluctant to say anything lest they be judged. They choose not to cast their pearls. Paul was that way for 14 years, you know.

But most of all, I want to see Jesus! Can you relate? If you are born again, bought by His blood, of course you can.

Zacchaeus was willing to go to the greatest lengths to see the Saviour, the Healer, the Prophet from Galilee. He risked his neck and went out on a limb to do so.

Well, now we see through a glass darkly. But the more we open our spiritual eyes and see the Lord in His Word, in His leading in our lives, in His miracles all around us, the more we see Jesus. And, soon enough, He will acknowledge our gaze and say, "Let's go on home together and have some supper!"

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