"Be still and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet made manifest what we shall be. We know that, if He shall be manifested, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him even as He is.
1 JOHN 3:2
Blind. The eyes of the child of God see ever so richly the spiritual path of the Risen One; yet in her earthly form her eyes contain still, a filter of earth, a shield of sin. O Holy One, I beckon Your healing grace upon mine eyes. How I long to see Your glory. How I long to be blinded by Your light.
And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God;
Hope. The child of God contains in her heart a red-letter gift that cannot be crushed by disease, by sin, by trial, by death; and although the torrent of heart ache & struggle floods her mind and body and soul at times, the mysterious Hope of heaven remains stronger still, and leads with holy confidence, the way everlasting. Though suffering brings many tears, it is in the surrendered suffering we are brought to Him.
When Christ, who is your life, appears,
then you also will appear with Him in glory.
Child of God, you are kept by Him, through Him, in Him.
Hold fast. Stand firm. Pray always and trust.
And now, dear children, continue in Him,
so that when He appears we may be confident and unashamed before Him at His coming.
1 JOHN 2:28
For the day is fleeting and His victory lies waiting to reveal.
And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory,
are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord,
who is the Spirit.
2 CORINTHIANS 3:18
The true prize for the child of God, the one who is blind to herself but sees His reflection of hope, is not heaven, it is the LORD, JESUS CHRIST, Himself. Heaven lives now. Heaven is in Christ-
"IMMANUEL", God with us.
Yet how much more will He give us? No eye has seen. But, blind hope continues to see Him.