How will we know Him?

January 10th, 2011

“Doesn’t it seem like we as humans are often reluctant to receive the best things God can give us?” ~my husband

This was all set up ahead of time, you know.

We didn’t see it, of course.  We were just going along, living our life.

We truly wanted to know Jesus better.  Sometimes we loved Him more, sometimes we loved Him less.

We wanted to love Him more, but sometimes we didn’t think about Him as much as we could have, because we were busy going along, living our life.

God tapped us on the shoulder several years ago.   He sent us twins when we had very few friends.  Going through that time without support was the hardest time we had faced as a family.  It was His way of opening our eyes to our isolation, and saying, “Invest in relationships.”

So we did.  He blessed us by filling our life to overflowing with priceless friends.  We learned to know Jesus a little better, but God said it was not enough.

He tapped us on the shoulder again almost a year ago.  He was sending us a precious gift we never knew we wanted.  That little extra chromosome was the most life-altering gift we had ever received as a family.

And He gave me a new job to do.  It was His way of saying, “I set up the audience; now I am going to tell them a story.  Pick up your pencil and write it down.”

So I did.  Over these months He has blessed us by opening our eyes to a whole new perspective.  We learned to know Jesus better, but again, God said it was not enough.

A couple of months ago, He tapped us on the shoulder again.  He took away our remaining fear and replaced it with a great love–His love–for the least of these.  And now it feels a lot like we are the pencils and He has picked us up and is writing a story.

God is saying to our family, “You want to see Jesus?  You want to love Jesus more than ever before?  I will show you Jesus.

You see Him when you see the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick, and the imprisoned.  You love Him when you love the least of these.

“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” ~ Jesus

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2 Responses to “How will we know Him?”

  1. Shauna says:

    You are a very GOOD pencil!  :) You are a good writer and God has definitely used your words in my life and I’m sure many others.  Ironically I linked to one of those same posts just last night.  It just breaks my heart that those children suffer like that.

  2. Susanna says:

    Shauna, I hope we get to meet someday. You are very sweet! :)

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