Before me I can see Jesus. His arms stretched out, His palms facing me and I can just see the scars. He wears a robe with some blue across it but I can’t quite make it out. He is largely obscured by a veil of a sheer, cloud-like material.
Thick enough I can’t see His face or complete form but thin enough I can see who my heart testifies is Jesus. Over His shoulders I can see a large crowd, just glimpsing the faces of those I love. There are smiles on each face and joy is a radiance around them.
Out of the corners of my eyes I can make out dozens of angels, wings fluttering, the veil of clouds shaking slightly in the breeze their wings create. Their faces aren’t visible, they are only solid forms behind a snowy white veil of clouds.
The Lord is close enough that if I could reach only centimeters more I could grasp the veil and part it. I could see His face. My fingertips are teased by shifting clouds, that are fluttering closer and I hunger to part them. My arms stretch, my hands and fingers reaching; all I need is a bit more. If I could stand on two feet I could do it!
I want to see Jesus! He can welcome me home. But aware that I know I am still an amputee, still bound to this wheelchair, I feel the click in my mind. This veil will not part for me today.
He will welcome me home in His time.
For now, prayer and praise are pouring out of me, I am no longer merely part of this physical world but the spiritual as well. Words I do not known, in a language I cannot understand or repeat, pour out of me.
Moses had to hide in the cleft of a rock to be near when God passed by and He returned with white hair and the glory was so strong from those moments when God passed by that Moses had to wear a veil to be among the Israelites. I cannot get any closer now.
One glorious, marvelous day all the barriers between us and Jesus will no longer exist. No veils. We will kneel in His presence.
I am left knowing God has touched me today. Truly touched me though I could not physically touch Him.
Gratefully I praise the Abba Father for assurance that when this cloudy veil is lifted and we can see clearly I know who is on the other side. Do you? **
He touched me,
**If you are unsure of your salvation please consider the following. These first eight scripture passages are sometimes referred to as the Roman Road. They will walk you through the steps to becoming born again, and help explain why and how that happens. The Gospel of John is my suggestion for your first venture into reading and understanding the Word of God. It is one of my personal favorites in the New Testament.
Romans 1:20-21 “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
Romans 3:23 “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 10:9-10 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
Romans 10:13 “…for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 11:36 “For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.”
Acts 2:38 “Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
For a more in depth commentary on the subject of salvation please read my blog from December 30, 2013 titled Ending 2013.