Sunday, March 4, 2018
"If thou knewest" (Jn. 4.10)... and then She Knew!
She was Blessed with a quickened recognition within ... and it was the difference between Life and Death.
Down through the years of Sin and fruitless Searching...
down through the years of Darkness, Destruction and the enemy's Mockery...
down through the years of Emptyness and Devastation...
through the years of Suffering without Hope...
and throughout all years of Darkness with never a glimmer of Light...
there was, within her, the power to recognise the Answer.
And when He, the Answer, came she KNEW.
In an instant everything in her whole existence was changed.
Darkness and Destruction were gone forever, taking with them
the years of Pain, and endless Despair.
All things became New.
Without another word she turned and with her soul aflame, she fled back to the scene of her misguided years.
She returned to the place of her former despair and shame.
There in the place of her sorrows, from an overflowing heart, she spoke to the ones who had shared her shame and hopelessness.
"Come...see a Man."
She didn't try to explain or convince - she had Seen ... and she invited them to See.
It speaks to me, to us...
"If thou knewest"...
He, the Answer, would speak to us on so many levels.
He would have us to know on so many levels.
For us too He has "many things to say."(Jn. 8.26)
He speaks to find recognition within us...beyond the things that clutter our lives.
He would have us also to know the length and depth of His love and compassion...
He would that we also know a Recognition of His care and His healing within and without...
and a seeing of His provision for all our Days and all our Ways.
His Desire is to carry us as Israel, on eagle's wings to our life's Destination.