Are You Really Here?

“Are you really here?”   John the Baptist  wanted to know.

Jesus told the messenger. “Go back and report to John what you hear and see:  The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.  Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”

We want to know the same thing today.  “Jesus, are you  really here?”  We look about us and see a lot of normal things going on, but there is evidence everywhere that the extra-ordinary is also happening.  Some will try to explain it away with scientific explanations, luck, even knowledge, but it is written in our spiritual DNA that there is a divine plan and intervention by something greater than ourselves.  Miracles do happen, and captives of this world are set free to become how they were designed to be.

The tricky part is to develop spiritual eyes to see the wonderful workings that are constantly at work behind that thin veil between earth and kingdom activity.  Perhaps one can think of it as parallel universes.  Truly blessed are those who can walk and see both sides.  It is possible, and many prophets of old and Godly people of today can attest to it.  Even I have my moments, if only I don’t allow the stress of this world to cloud my vision.  A clue to this discernment is in learning how to rest in the Lord.  I don’t mean to hang out on the couch all day resting, but be in a constant state of relinquishing our worries to Him, watching for His directions, giving thanks for His provisions; to be in a state of rest from turmoil in our souls.

When we learn how to do this, we can know He is really here with us.  And we get a bonus: where He is, there is an abiding sense of love and health.