But Now My Eyes See You…
Repentance and confession, we believe, could be the single best way to approach our Lord and Savior. Owning our “stuff”, our sins, before the Lord, recognizing them to God, sharing with them with another human being in the presence of God, sets us free. How? We all want others to accept responsibility for wrong actions, right? Why wouldn’t God, in the name of Jesus Christ, want the exact same thing? No matter how heinous the crime committed…own it, admit it and give it to God.
We do not know all things, as God does. We have the responsibility to seek, first the Kingdom of God. We have the responsibility to ask, first, His Guidance and His Will for our life. We have the responsibility to knock, first, upon the door of His Wisdom, the Mind of Christ. Why wouldn’t this be our priority to go to the One with dominion over all; the One that understands the best path with the least resistance and the One who knows, literally, everything? Can we make a flower with having nothing, not even oxygen in our lungs? Can we, humans, do this? No. Not today, not ever. But yet some think they can do it better, faster and stronger than God Himself.
“I know that you can do everything,
And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.
You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’
Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
Listen, please, and let me speak;
You said, ‘I will question you, and you shall answer Me.’
“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear,
But now my eye sees You.
Therefore I abhor myself,
And repent in dust and ashes.” ~ Job 42:2-6 NKJB
Once we are beat down to the point of hitting rock bottom after having cut down our “kingdom”, sacrificing our stock and losing all respect, all possessions and all the love and Light that ever was in our life, we finally reach the place of total darkness when the flickering of a candle is seen in the distance. We look with our heart and see with our ears the coming of our Creator, the only One that can pull us from this black hole of misery. The only One that has always been there, even when we believed He didn’t exist or that He had left us behind. Our Lord and Savior was always there, with the flickering candle in the dark. The only Light needed to shatter the darkness, to illuminate the path and show us The Way out of the misery we created.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.