I’m reflecting on Hineni (Here am I!) this morning and came across this article. I long for God’s Presence yet the warning at the beginning of the article is so true. I shrink back from fear of harm or loss. My family has been through a lot of loss these last few years. What if God calls me to something else that hurts deeply? Can I really say Hineni? Am I willing to be fully God’s servant? I desire such, but I also fear loss. Besides the fact that I often forget God's Holiness and take Him for granted.
The digital art above is about Ezekiel's vision. However, Isaiah and Daniel had similar visions as well as the Apostle John. Holy, Holy, Holy! Can we even comprehend God's Holiness? Ezekiel falls down as though dead. This is the God we are calling upon when we pray. This is the God whom sinners should fear!
However, later in the article the author points out how God says Hineni to us! He is willing to pay the cost and take on the losses and pain to be fully present with us! This brought me great peace, comfort and even joy! God's Son was fully present on earth in the flesh. He was acquainted with suffering even to the point of death. He was fully present so that we could receive His Presence fully! This is my greatest desire and need! How about you? This is the God whom sinners should love, because He first loved us - even while we were still sinners.
Yes, Lord be fully present with me! Then perhaps I will be strong enough to be fully present with you and with others in my life! Thank you for entering into our pain, suffering, loss and total depravity so that we could enter your Presence fully! Though we are sinners and deserve death, you rescued us through Jesus! I praise You, Holy, Almighty and merciful God! Glorify your Son today in all of the earth! Make Your Presence known that the world may know the hope that is only found in you! In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit! Amen!
What do you need Jesus to do for you today? Ask Him!
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