Monday, June 11, 2012

Jesus Vision

The Bible

Genesis 16:7 & 13-14

The angel of the Lord found Hagar beside a spring of water in the wilderness, along the road to Shur.13 Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the Lord, who had spoken to her. She said, “You are the God who sees me.”She also said, “Have I truly seen the One who sees me?”14 So that well was named Beer-lahai-roi (which means “well of the Living One who sees me”). It can still be found between Kadesh and Bered. --NLT 

The Lord Found Me

The Lord Jesus came to seek & to save the lost. Luke 15 proves that much. It is amazing that He takes the time to give each & every human being the chance to have an intimate encounter with Him. For Hagar, it happens here at the spring of water. God made an appointment to meet her. God shows up right on time.

This reminds me of another meeting, one that occurs in John 4. Jesus has a very important appointment to make, He says so when insisting that He must needs go through Samaria. This meeting was also with a woman. It was also by a water source. It's as if He is saying, I am the source of all satisfaction, & I want to give it to you. My thoughts were triggered during yesterday's Lord's Supper by this hymn:
Come, Thou fount of every blessing,Tune my heart to sing Thy praise.Streams of mercy, never ceasing,Call for ceaseless songs of praise.
Truly, our Lord comes to us & brings us every blessing imaginable.

The Lord saw me

Not only is Hagar found in this passage, she declares that she has been seen. This is not a scientific term that describes the act of recognizing objects that are in front of you, this is an emotional term that deals with how one person perceives another. Hagar says, The Lord understands me.

The human heart longs to be understood, & the Lord does just that & more. Not only does God understand you for who you are, but He also has a vision for who you can be with His help. In Jeremiah, God says He knows the plans He has for you, & they are for your benefit. The Samaritan Woman was known for all her faults, yet still loved & accepted by the Lord Jesus on the basis of what He could do for her.

Where you fit

Think of Luke 15, where would you fit in these stories? I can tell you where I am. I am the lost coin. I am the lost sheep. I am the prodigal son. I am that one that was lost, valued & sought. That's where you fit too.
Jesus sought me when a strangerWandering from the fold of God.He, to rescue me from danger,Interposed His precious blood.
Here's some more reading on the subject:

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