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Communion Meditation…

My Eyes Have Seen You

My ears had heard of you, but now my eyes have seen you. – Job 42:5

There is no substitute for seeing for yourself. Job had heard many things about God. He knew much about God. What he “knew,” though, did not match the reality of his life.

When he was in the furnace of affliction, his theology (that is, what he thought he knew about God) was not sufficient to sustain him. He even challenged God to a debate – and thought he would win.

That was until God came to him in the whirlwind. Was that a tornado? Could be. When God comes in a tornado, He gets our attention.

God questioned Job. Job first offered to shut up and say nothing. He had challenged God, though, and silence was no answer. He must put up – or confess.

Job confessed when he saw God.

Jesus said, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” When I see the love of the Savior, I see the love of the Father. When I see His compassion, graciousness, mercy, and tender kindness – I see the Father, for the Son is like the Father in every way that matters.

How do I respond?

Do I confess my unworthiness before Him? Do I change my habits to conform to His image? Do I love to gaze on His beauty? Do I declare His praises, not only in my words but also in my life? As I look to Him from day to day, does my concept of God mature?

That is the real purpose of this Table – for me to grow in the likeness of Jesus, and therefore in God’s image.


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