Jesus is here

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What I wouldn’t give for time with Jesus face-to-face? Just to ask Him all the questions I’ve ever wondered like “Why wasn’t there rain before the flood?” and “Where did you get the idea for electricity?” It would be the best thing in the world… or maybe the universe!

I don’t know why I want this so bad, but to talk to Jesus face-to-face is something I want very much. Since He is in heaven, it isn’t very likely. And I don’t feel like dying any time soon, so the only chance this might happen is in a dream.

This may sound silly, but I’ve prayed that Jesus would show up in my dreams. Well, and this may sound really odd, Jesus did visit one of my dreams but I didn’t recognize Him!

I should have known.

I didn’t notice until I woke up that Jesus had been right there. If only I had a few more minutes with Him, if only I had noticed before it was too late!

I should have noticed Him. He is my God after all! So why didn’t I notice? Why did I only vaguely guess it? Why didn’t I know? What’s the matter with me?

It is bad, but when I think of Jesus, I tend to see that Italian painting of Jesus, but we don’t really know looks like Jesus. And when I think of Jesus I don’t really think of his character, the way He would treat people.

That is why I didn’t recognize Him. I was looking for a different Jesus. I was looking for looks, while I should have looked for His heart. If I had, I would not have lost that chance to talk to Him.

He’s been here all along.

Then it hit me: He was there all the time, waiting for me to take the time to talk to Him. But I didn’t. And I don’t need to be in heaven or have a dream to do it. You know, I can never get those lost chances back. Those chances are gone, no matter what I pay.

He graciously sent me that dream to tell me, to tell you, that He is waiting right here. He is not off somewhere busy with His own thing, we are. He is not to busy to talk, we are.

He has been here all along. He has been waiting, and He will continue to until we realize the chance that is before us. Until we realize that He wants to talk to me.

Don’t leave Him waiting. And don’t get Him confused with another Jesus that does not exist. Slow down, notice who He is, and be in awe that He wants to have a relationship with you… with me.

Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! -Psalm 46:10

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