Wednesday, 9 May 2007

If we could see...

If we could see God, really see him - not with our eyes, because the eyes tell us nothing about a Spirit - but with our souls - what would happen?

We would fall on our faces before such a one. Our hearts would shatter, and all would flow out...
We would be humbled to the very ground. Not one of us would dare to criticize another, for we would be naked in our hearts before the Eternal one.
We would be fully willing, not only to die, but to live for the sole privilege of honoring his name.
No more would we get huffy and offended at obnoxiousness. No more would we seek our own justification.

We would seek Jesus, with every remaining breath.

I have seen him too little - fleeting glimpses that have taken my breath away and rearranged my thinking. But I have seen him, and he is enough. Only he is enough.

When I feel the howl of a vast wilderness in my soul, he is my comfort and my Friend.
I know and am known.

O, taste and see that the Lord is good! (Psalm 34:8)

3 comments:

joeyanne said...

"oh He is enough." Yes. Amazing to think that only a glimpse can give such peace; can shed such light on our dim thoughts. What will it be when we "know even as we are known"? I long for it, and yet I am frightened. How can I comprehend the hugeness of my Creator? the deep, purity of knowing Him fully? I must embark on the journey, not being able to understand its end, and yet having complete surety, complete peace because of the One who created the journey.

Heather said...

Hi, Jenny.

** have seen him too little - fleeting glimpses that have taken my breath away and rearranged my thinking. But I have seen him, and he is enough. Only he is enough.** I wanted to make a mention of this, based on your comment on my recent entry. It dealt with if the Bible is not inerrant, then how are we to know.

To me, the answer lies in what I highlighted from your entry. It's those moments of peace that one has, or the moments when one just 'knows' something, or just the glimpses that we can periodically get. That is how I know. Now, it could be argued that I'm still producing the event, or using myself as a guide. But those glimpses I"ve received ... I really don't think I could personally manufacture them.

And, based on some of the comments in my entry, I also wanted to thank you for being a gracious and kind person, and, most important, someone who listens. :) It helps me to remember to not make generalizations.

jennypo said...

Heather,
You are a gem! It is great to be able to disagree so reasonably and so amicably!

I have been considering your question all day, but my answer got too long, so I turned it into another post. Thanks for your input.