Seeing God

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“I want to see God. I don’t know what that means but I know Moses wasn’t allowed to see God. And I want to.” —Travis

My husband teaches me to desire God and the things of God that I fail to want. I am a girl with simple tastes, and although I am far from learning the fulness of contentment like Paul’s, I am often easily pleased. I see beauty—and therefore God—in a beautiful, ripe tomato or in the still of a lake at sunset. So when Travis talks about wanting to see God, my mind immediately says that we do and we can, each day, in the beauty around us.

While God certainly displays himself in the world around us and we are learning to see and love Him more through this earthly existence, Travis also desires more. He wants to see more of God each day, and so I am learning to yearn for this in ways I didn’t before. This morning at church, we read Job 19 and I remembered again why we must continue to desire true sight. Job is longing to see God, and he knows that upon seeing God, he will be whole. His heart faints at the thought of beholding God. Like Job and like Travis, I want to desire to see God. I know that true sight will come only in heaven, but I want to see God in all the ways that He will make Himself known to us until that glorious day.

For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last he will stand upon the earth.
And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
yet in my flesh I shall see God,
whom I shall see for myself,
and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
My heart faints within me!
(Job 19)

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