I see them when I wake up and it is his voice I hear. I see it when I switch the pen caps and laugh. I see it when someone talks to me while I stand alone. I see it when I get a question right. I see it when I don’t fight. I see it when I spell something right I thought I would get wrong. I see you whenever you talk to me. I see you when you laugh with me. I see you when you smile at me from a far leading people over. I see you in the crowd unmistakable to miss standing right there a foot, a mile, a state away and I know you are coming you will always be there waiting to laugh with me, waiting to smile, waiting to talk, waiting to help, and waiting to listen. I will only catch some, but each one matters each one I will wait for each one I will look for. Because I know you are waiting too.
I think deep down we all know that we are somehow connected whether we acknowledge this or not. The connection isn’t immediately visible in this world, and yet many of us feel it and know that it is there. Those who have accessed this deep knowledge in times of silence or brokenness or even great joy, experienced this connection and wanted to share it with everyone and thus many creations and inventions have been born from what we know within, spoken and written languages, roads, art, books, mail, morse code, televisions, telephones, and now the internet – connecting our whole world.
Yet – anything we create here is a simplistic, broken and eventually a corrupt copy of what truly exists, what is real yet invisible!
Let us use our inventions to spread LOVE despite their brokenness, but let us NOT allow them to overshadow the true and real connection that is buried deep within each of us – you will find it in the SILENT and INFINITE DEPTH of each PRESENT MOMENT. Within each moment it waits to be discovered – a buried treasure whispering to us – Come, come and see!
The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
When I first began writing this blog, I didn’t realize I was searching for Jesus, but now that I have found Him (through His infinite Mercy and Grace alone) how I long to take EVERYONE by the hand and say,
“Come, come and see…”
And then in His infinite kindness and gentleness He whispers – patience my love, they are coming, they will see, they too will find me… theirs is a different path, just as painfully beautiful as yours, but different. Keep praying, keep loving, and keep listening so that you know when the time is ripe for you to take someone by the hand and say ever so gently and full of My love,
“Come, come and see!!!”
Lately all I have wanted to read and learn about are the saints. Why this insatiable thirst?
Is it because my prayer has been, “Please lead us Home” and my eyes are being opened to the ones who can show the way?
Maybe, but this morning I started wondering if He has opened my eyes for another reason. Maybe He wants me to know that I know a saint and he wants me to be able to truly see her, see Him, see her, see Him.
Do we know when we are in His presence? Do we really see Him shining through others? Can we get past the exterior and the good works to really know when He is living in another?
I am not sure that I know when I am in His presence. I am not sure that I would have known Him, but I want to, I long to know Him.
Despite His Majesty, Glory, Wonder and Power, He is bending down to show me.
Look around my friends…. you probably know a saint too. The saints are here with us, helping us, quietly guiding us.
They haven’t gone straight to heaven, they turned from the open gates because they know that it isn’t truly heaven until we have all made it. He wants all of us, they want His will… they want all of us.
The first truly will be last as they continue returning to lift up the rest of us!
If you were alive during Jesus’ time on earth, would you have known who He was? Would you have felt something stir in the depths of your soul when you first saw Him? Would you have stopped to listen to Him? Would you have followed Him?
I don’t know if I would have known, I don’t know if I would have truly seen Him, and I don’t know if I would have followed Him.
Wondering about this makes me so sad as I picture the possibility that I might have walked right by our Lord and Savior, our sweet Jesus, without a second glance.
I don’t want to walk by Him. I want to stop and kneel as He passes by me, I want to crawl behind Him and touch the earth that He has just graced with bottom of His beautiful foot and I want to yearn for Him to turn towards me and smile.
For now I want to prepare to truly see Him and know Him when He returns by looking for Him in everyone I see. If I can find Him hidden in everyone I see, then maybe I will be blessed with the opportunity to see Him and know Him in His full and glorious form someday.
Jesus, please help me to look for You and see You in everyone I meet.