The Fascinating Life

You know that feeling of amazement that you get while watching things live, watching puppies act so playfully, or little children running about on their tiny legs–that fascination that comes with just watching things live? I guess that’s why people love wildlife documentaries.

Yes, it is always so fascinating to watch how those things out there live. But imagine how fascinating it will be to watch the highest form of life, go about expressing his life. To watch how he lives out this amazing life, the nature of this life, how he acts and reacts, the wisdom of every one of his moves, his mysterious culture and all that.

Well, you don’t have to imagine, for Jesus has torn the veil and given us sight. He died and resurrected in a glorious life, and now we are called to watch him live. He is alive, yes he is, look at him, the bible tells us, “Looking unto Jesus”. Yes, look at him live.

“But we all, with unveiled faces, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2Cor 3:18).

Look and keep looking until you are transformed by what you observe. Oh, it is beautiful, even just looking… so fascinating. This is what we are called to do. We are not called to come look at some letters in a book, or to argue theology, memorize words and fill our heads with mere knowledge.

Look! Oh, how many of us truly see. The veil is torn but they have given us another veil. Jesus is not just someone who was written about in a book. He is alive now, lift up your eyes and look. Watch him the same way the 12 disciples watched him and were transformed to do mighty works on earth. Watch him, for he lives now.

Get yourself lost just looking at him, see how he lives in you, in his body and by his Spirit, as he goes about doing good. Let him be the only thing you see and let the ugly sight of this corrupt, perverted and disgusting world fade away. Be caught up in sighting him, for he is all that matters, and only by looking can you be transformed into his glorious image.

A brother once wrote, “we see him to live, and we live to see him”. This is the normal Christian life.

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