Thursday, April 17, 2014

Scriptures of Easter ~ A Familiar Veil

by Nan Jones

Sitting quietly, I closed my eyes. With unveiled face I called on the Name of Jesus and beheld His glory - not the expected brilliant light and mesmerizing colors that transfuse beyond description. No. I beheld the quiet glory of His love.

"If only we knew the love of God and rested in it, our whole lives would be different."
~Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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The Lord is teaching me to rest in His Presence, to quiet myself in His love. He is teaching me this Truth that sets me free from anxieties and fears. He is teaching me to see Him in my midst - to understand that Almighty God, the Creator of the Universe is with me every moment of every day.

Jesus is the One who made that possible.

We know that, right? But can it be that we become so familiar with the tenets of our faith that we lose its power? Can it be that our familiarity becomes a veil that keeps us from beholding the Presence of the One who loves us?

I think so.

Jesus' death and resurrection removed the veil from our eyes and introduced us to our Father God.

"And we all, 
who with unveiled faces 
contemplate the Lord’s glory, 
are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, 
which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." 
~ 2 Corinthians 3:18, NIV

In His Presence is fullness of Joy.

In His Presence is peace beyond understanding.

In His Presence is acceptance, affirmation, and love.

His Presence is a tangible place. We need only remove the veil once more.


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  1. Hi Nan! Oh, I do think that it can absolutely become so familiar that I forget just how immensely God loves me, and what it took for Jesus to die for me. No question.
    That's one of the reasons I love Holy Week and Easter. It's such a great 'reboot' for my faith.
    And sitting in his peace is a wonderful way to really meditate on his love.
    Easter blessings my friend!

    1. Easter blessing to you too! We serve an amazing God.

  2. This is so beautiful! It gave me some thoughts on my work as well. Blessings to you and your family this Easter. Love you!

    1. Yay! I'm glad it inspired you. Easter blessings to you as well. Love you too!