Luke 24. Now there is a chapter to read and re-read. And re-read again!
I was reading it earlier this week. And have been soaking in the words of verse 31.
Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. Luke 24:31
Or in my phone’s Bible reader.. ‘ He became invisible’
Either way – what an awesome account of Jesus revealing himself to a few folks. At first they don’t recognise Him as He teaches about Himself, but later as they have a meal together and He breaks bread, their eyes are opened. They see Him as Jesus. Their Saviour. The Son of God. And then He vanishes.
Reading this makes me hunger all the more. Hunger for having encounters with Jesus. For greater intimacy with Him. For more of His Manifest presence. For His Supernatural self. I love how He blows our minds and boxes of how we think He should come. I pray that I will always recognise Him, and what He is doing.
I pray for an awakening in this land. Where eyes are opened to His presence. Where Jesus reveals Himself. I think of awakenings in our global history. How communities are changed because of encountering Him, and His Righteousness. Think about it… Marae becoming communities of deliverance and healings. Police bored because crime has stopped (it happened in Wales). Doctors retiring because the medical centres are empty. Traditional rush hour traffic and congested areas radically altered because priorities have changed.
Names added to the Book of Life. Eternity in the Presence of God.
So, I pray for Jesus to be revealed. In each of us. In powerful life changing encounters. That His Word would burn in us. The understanding of who He is.
Come Lord Jesus, Come!