“Dear Lord,” I prayed one early morning, as I sat on my rock in the middle of the fast flowing stream, “Please let me see Your face today. “
- If only a glimpse of Your glory as Moses did after he asked, “I beseech Thee, show me Thy glory.” (Exodus 33:18)
- As Isaiah saw You “High and lifted up.” (Isaiah 6:1)
- As Ezekiel saw, “As it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about…The likeness of the glory of the Lord.” (Ezekiel 1:27, 28)
- As Daniel did when he saw a “Certain Man clothed in linen …His face as the appearance of lightning.” (Daniel 10:5, 6).
- As the disciples just after the resurrection. “Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them.” (Luke24:36)
- As John beheld on the lonely isle of Patmos amidst the seven candlesticks. “One like the Son of Man…His countenance as the sun shineth in his strength.” (Revelation 1:13-17)
“To see just one ray of light this day dear Lord,” I prayed. “This would give me something to cling to when all alone, something to remember when all have forgotten, something to lift me up when I am pushed down, something bright when all is dark.”
Somehow that morning in the midst of the stream, my dear Jesus came near, and in the sweetest rebuke He seemed to say: “Oh, my dear child, Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed. I have shown you My glory all along the way. My face is shining from the eyes of the old and the young whom you have helped. When you are alone, forgotten, down and in darkness, please see their faces and know I am there. Please know that I am the people you see every day.”
. . . Oh dear Lord, You are so beautiful!