I saw Jesus today!

I saw Jesus, today! I followed Him down dusty pathways, through steamy market places, across sandy dunes, over a raging sea and through waving wheat fields. Oh, I wasn’t the only one, but it felt as though it were just He and I.

And as we were walking toward a little town, Nain I think, is the name, here comes a funeral procession. A young man had suffered an UNTIMELY death leaving his poor, widowed mother all alone . Oh, the anguish on her face as she trudged alongside the bier. I looked at Jesus to see what He would do and I saw the compassion well up in His eyes and He went over and touched the bier. To my astonishment, the young man slowly sat up right in front of our whole crowd. We were filled with amazement as Jesus gave the young man back to his mother. No words can describe the joy on her face as she held her son in her arms. All I wanted to do was kiss His feet out of sheer reverence and adoration for such supernatural, compassionate work of this amazing Man.

Oh, there was a really scary thing we went through a little later. We were on a small ship crossing a large lake and Jesus fell asleep on the side of the boat. All of a sudden a tsunami rose up over the lake and I was sure we “goners” as our boat filled with water. Then I saw Jesus get up His nap, raising one hand He told the winds to stop. And they did. Wow! What authority, what command! I wanted to fall at His feet and worship Him.
You should see what happened later on. Ten, TEN!!! leprous men came toward Him. Jesus was not offended, afraid or repulsed. I was even amazed at the virtue in Him. But what He did touched me heart so greatly that I longed within to have that love and compassion for humanity that Jesus portrayed that day. I longed to be just like Him. He just spoke to them to be CLEAN and all TEN were completely healed. I saw the wounds and the lesions and the tumors completely disappear from their faces and hands. Gone! My Lord and my God! Their skin was like baby’s skin, clean and clear.

I saw a guy leave a big cash box full of money right at the gate stand of a city…he just left it right there on the table and followed us up the way as Jesus was walking. I mean that is REALLY incredible
Oh, I saw so many miracles, like the little girl that had died and her father and mother were beside themselves with grief. I waited outside while Jesus went in to the room where she lay prepared for burial. People around me were making snide remarks about Jesus’ comment that she was just sleeping. But we KNEW she had died and had been dead for a little while. The mourning, cynical crowd became quite reverent immediately when after Jesus had been in the closed room for just a few minutes, He emerges with the little girl and her parents full of joy and amazement. I know I keep using AMAZEMENT in this commentary but that’s the word for the Work that I saw done, today.

There’s so much more that I saw today. People delivered from wicked, evil demons and restored. The restorations that I witnessed. People were sent back to families to live productive, God-fearing lives. Families saved and reunited by one compassionate Son of God with Whom I walked, today.

Oh, I just want to worship Him. I want to do all the things He talked about that his Father showed Him. I want to keep His Words and I want to walk the way He and I walked today. I want to walk with Him every day.

This is the day that the Lord hath made. And I will be seeing Jesus ,tomorrow.

I can’t wait to see what marvelous works and Kingdom acts He is going to do…..and he can’t wait to see MINE!


6 thoughts on “I saw Jesus today!”

  1. MG, these are excellent illustrations of our Lord’s love and compassion. I sometimes struggle with remembering Bible stories and where they are found in the scriptures.
    Could you give me the scripture references where these stories are recorded? I would love to reread these accounts of the life of Jesus and be able to share with others as well.

  2. Needles, I, too, so often have difficulty remembering the scripture references and the whole story, parable or directives that the Word of God brings to us.

    I have been in Gary’s weekly expository teachings from the Book of Luke for months now. I love how Gary always reads to his class the full chapter that he will be teaching from. When I hear the chapter read in it’s entirety it brings the account of the life of Jesus to a full panorama view for me. Gary and myself, both being Bible Teachers, believe so strongly that when we read, hear and see the life and teachings of Jesus it will deepen our understanding and strengthen our faith. Therefore, we like to show videos from the same book we are teaching from when possible.

    This week to reaffirm the expository teachings Gary has been bringing week after week we showed “Luke’s Parables.” This video is word-for-word on Video from The Genesis Project,Inc. This video is in our church library and we would be happy to make a loan for others that might have an interest in studying and hearing more on the parables of Jesus from Luke’s account.

    We hope all that saw this video on Sunday walked with Jesus as MG did.

    I believe if you weave in and out of the book of Luke you will find all the parables MG has spoken about. #1 in a city called Nain, (Luke 7:11-17) Nain being a village south of Nazareth, Jesus raises a widow’s son from death. I think you will love this story Needles, because when Jesus saw the dead man and heard that he was the son of a widow, He had compassion on the Mother. Jesus said “Mother, do not weep” and then Jesus said to her son, “Young man, arise.” And, then Jesus presented the son to the Mother. This didn’t happen in New York City, Paris, or DC, it all happened in a little ‘no name’ place, to me, called Nain, which means pleasant. It gives us hope that Jesus can touch each of us today right where He finds us.

    Thanks for my morning Q&A with Needles.

  3. These wonderful stories are cited several places in most of the Gospels but these specific scenarios of the Lord’s life and works were taken from the Gospel of Luke.
    Gary has been teaching on the Gospel of Luke, bringing it to life in a quite different Light than the usual approach to the Gospels.
    Then, on Sunday I had the intense pleasure of watching the Gospel of Luke on film. I was so deeply touched by the Words of Jesus as He Preached, taught, exhorted, healed, delivered and restored all the humanity that touched or reached out to Him in faith. I was moved with compassion, joy and grief as I lived out the scenes with Jesus. It reminded me over and over throughout the film that Jesus is real and that the words of wisdom that He spoke to the crowds as we stood around Him are for yesterday, today and tomorrow, Like Jesus is. The beatitudes and the parables, the stories He used for illustration take on a new realism beyond the logos of the Word.
    I am striving to never look at the Gospels again in the same way as I have been reading them, from now on…but to recall the supernatural anointing that brought forth the very Words I am reading now and that they do become rhema to me,just like the day I SAW JESUS .

  4. Having also watched this excellent video along with MG, I would agree with her commentary above that it reminded you that Jesus was (and is) real. Seeing a visual account of the parables in Luke reinforced Gary’s teaching insights into this Gospel for me. I came away trembling with a sense of the awesome responsibility we have as ‘disciples’ of Jesus to follow in the footsteps of what we saw Him do. It is very sobering to think upon His words to us:”Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father
    Thanks for recalling the ‘sights’ you saw MG and sharing your thoughts.

  5. MG , thank you for sharing this beautiful blog. This helps us to realize how wonderful God’s compassion and mercy really is. What a wonderful Lord we have.

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