Revelation. I was mesmerized by the story unfolding on our little television screen. I couldn’t have been more than 7 or 8 years old but the movie about three children who saw a vision of Mary, the mother of Jesus, grabbed more than my attention, it ignited a desire. The movie was called The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima and I don’t remember much about it. But I do remember the feeling of excitement, of anticipation, that God would reveal Himself to these children. I wanted desperately to be one of those children. I wanted to experience that revelation from God. My desire was so intense that I went to the big school field in front of our home. I knelt, and prayed, and looked to the heavens, waiting for the Lord to reveal Himself in the clouds, which is where the children of Fatima saw their vision. I never did see a vision nor was I able to do miracles, but the experience changed me nonetheless. That seed of desire for His revelation was planted in me and over the years it has grown into a burning bush.
Sometimes God’s revelation comes in His creation, as I marvel at the wings of a hummingbird while it floats suspended in space. Sometimes it comes in the whisper of the Holy Spirit guiding me away from danger. Sometimes it comes in the sweet face of a sleeping newborn baby. Oftentimes it comes to me as I am reading His words to us in the Bible. In whatever way God chooses to reveal Himself, I am eager and earnest in my desire for His revelation, not only in my life but in the lives of all His creation.
I am blessed to have opportunities to pray for others who are seeking God and my prayers include a plea to the Lord that He will reveal Himself to these souls in a powerful way. God promises that when we seek Him, we will find Him when we seek Him with our whole beings. He wants to be found! He wants to reveal Himself, because through this revelation we will come to know Him better.
But we always have a choice. We can choose to look away. We can choose to harden our hearts. We can choose to allow the scales of pride to cover our eyes and blind us to His revelation. Or we can get on our knees and pray, look to the heavens and wait expectantly. We can allow the seed of desire for God’s revelation to grow into a burning bush. And we can trust that God, who loves us with an incomprehensible love, in His way and time, will be faithful to show up. Are you seeking God’s revelation? I pray you are!
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians 1:17