I OFTEN CATCH A GLIMPSE OF JESUS’ FACE
“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.”
– 2 Corinthians 3:18
I once read a book about the life of St John, the physician where he met a woman who had encountered Jesus. Most of the background of the story is fiction but she described to John what Jesus looked like. It was at the prime of Jesus’ ministry so according to her description, Jesus was still quite young.
According to her, He was tall and had blue eyes with long locks on his head – the type worn by the Jews in that period.
I know Jesus is the God who became man to deliver us from the power of sin but I am also fascinated by the man that came. Often times I catch glimpses of his face, his gentleness, the smile that woman had described to John.
Jesus’ features had to be beautiful and it reflects on us. As I write this, I remember about 3 years ago, I woke up in the middle of the night and sat down to have a good cry. Why was I crying? My life was too difficult and it seems there was no way out. I had just failed (once again) to bring my dreams to reality and I lost a lot of money in the process. I couldn’t do anything about the situation so I woke up frequently in the middle of the night and I go through a crying ritual. It didn’t make me feel better but that was all I had that reminded me I am alive, Every other thing was dead.
When my girlfriend decided to break up with me in March of the following year, I begged her to stay but she said something that brought me face to face with my reality. I was begging her not to leave me and she said:
“Don’t you want me to move on?”
That question changed my life. I realized the only reason she was leaving me wasn’t because she hated me or I had hurt her but because my life was stagnant. I had tried everything else, including Jesus but I had never played my part. Jesus was always my dedication in times I need help and I move on as soon as I got my answer. But I needed more than just a momentary solution this time because I had pledged that never again will I be so rejected in my life.
2 years down the line now, I don’t even know that person that was rejected 2 years ago any more. Whenever I think about my life now, I catch a glimpse of that woman’s description of Jesus to John. I see the smile, the blue eyes and the long locks, the robe with humble fabrics and oh… THE GRACE. This is what my life looks like.
You know that song that says:
“Jesus is the answer for the world today
Above Him there’s no other
Jesus is the Way”
It is so true. Jesus is truly the way. You know how it is impossible to move around if there is a power surge except you get a torchlight, Yes, that’s how Jesus is to us. I was in darkness and there was no light so I couldn’t move until Jesus shone the light and also pointed the way. I used to be scared of facing the next day but I wake up these days and looking forward to my victories. You know what the bible said about Jesus in the book of revelation, it said the heaven do not need light because Jesus’ light illuminates heaven. Imagine if that light is shining on your path.
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