and we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord. are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. [2 corinthians 3:18]
we all experience dryness, we all experience times where we feel the weight of our sin and experience what we feel like as distance from God and blindness his goodness.
what must we do in that moment?
we must behold the glory of the Lord found in Jesus Christ! beholding begets becoming–these valleys that we experience in our walk are there to allow us to receive the rain of God’s mercy and grace and provision for us.
do you see it? have your felt it? when we stop looking at our shoes and dwelling on our shame and lift our eyes and behold the glory of the Lord, behold the bloody Cross, behold the empty tomb and see the risen Christ, beckoning us to “Come” (matt 11:28-30), we are in that moment transformed, we become more like him.
and as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “have mercy on us, Son of David.” when he entered the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, “do you believe that I am able to do this?” they said to him, “yes, Lord.” then he touched their eyes, saying, “according to your faith be it done to you.” [matt 9:27-29]
have mercy on us Son of David! like the blind men, give us faith to believe and give us eyes to see you more clearly! transform us by the Spirit to look more like you! let us behold you!
~ conor eastman