July 11, 2019
Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”
Jesus commissioned seventy-two people to go out and share the message of the Gospel. They came back pumped! They “returned with joy and said, ‘Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.’” Jesus Himself was full of joy “through the Holy Spirit” and praised God for the work that had been done.
Then Jesus turned to His disciples for a private conversation. He reminded them that prophets and kings throughout history had longed to see the coming of the Messiah. They wanted to see the power of God’s Anointed One, but were never able to. The disciples, on the other hand, had front row seats to see God at work through His Son.
The power of being a believer on this side of the cross is that we get the whole story. In the Old Testament, we see God preparing people for the Christ. In the New Testament, we see Jesus’ birth, life, teaching, death, resurrection, and ascension. We have the full story…to this point. One day Jesus will return and record the last chapter in the book. Then we will be with the Lord to enjoy heaven forever.
Father, thank You for revealing to us Your story. Thank You for writing each chapter. As believers we look forward to the final page when we are at home in heaven with You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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