Today’s Encouragement is Rev 1:17 When I saw Him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying, “Fear Not, I am the first and the last.”
When I saw Him –
(Please forgive me for this!) In the hilarious and irreverent scene from the movie “Talladega Nights” the Ricky Bobby family discusses ‘which Jesus do you like?’ Comparing the baby Jesus and the Bearded Jesus to even the kids’ “Ninja Jesus”. It’s ridiculous and terribly irreverent, but very funny…
But! There’s a serious question here… Which Jesus do you like?
Friends, We all can picture Jesus in our minds at times. So, when you pray, which Jesus comes to your mind? The baby in the manger? The teacher on the seashore, or the mountain? Walking on the water? Rising from the Jordan River baptism? Entering Jerusalem on a donkey? Suffering on the Cross? Appearing to the disciples behind locked doors? Cooking breakfast lakeside for Peter and friends? Ascending to eternity? Returning on a white horse? Speaking to John in Revelation in all His Glory? All these pictures of Jesus are truly Him. All these reflect aspects of His life, character and nature.
Yet none can truly describe Him, nor match His true power and glory, His presence… He is beyond description.
May I suggest when you pray, read Revelation 1:12-18, and envision Jesus as John saw Him in his glorified, resurrected form… the most powerful image of Jesus we have in written word. Because He is All Powerful… This is Jesus as He is today. This is the best image of Jesus we have today, and He is the One who hears you as you pray!
King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Father help us to not limit You to one concept, one definition, or one image. You are unlimited. Instead, Lord God, reveal to us Who you are! We long to know you more.
We shall Behold Him