This morning I picked up a copy of We Would See Jesus by Roy and Revel Hession that he sent. I am always amazed at how some authors are able to pack so much meaty substance into such short books. If only the manufacturer of my raisin bran would take the same approach.
The big idea here, in this book, is that seeing God is the purpose of life.
My goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace, nor even blessing, but Himself, my God.
It was for this purpose - seeing God - that we were created by the very breath of God. And it is for this purpose - seeing God - that we were redeemed through the sacrifice and blood of Jesus Christ.
We are advised that service and activity for God may prevent us from attaining our true goal of seeing God.
We must ruthlessly seek to see God and allow Him to bring us back into a desired relationship of submission to Him. Only in submission to His will can we see God.
Today, I want to see God for all He is - in all His glory. I want to fellowship with Him in His suffering. I want to follow Him by making others my priority today. I want to see Jesus.
We just had a wonderful visit with our pastor, his wonderful wife, and three of his beautiful children. We laughed and prayed and enjoyed a nice lunch together. Though colleagues for less than a year, we enjoy a friendship that seems far beyond anything that could possibly develop in that amount of time. It is simply a gift from our gracious Lord.
My sister Ann left to do some errands in Honesdale and pick up our daughter from school.
My younger son and I are preparing to snuggle up on the sofa a view a Mr. Bean video for the next part of the afternoon.
Life is good.
In a continuing effort to chronicle what may be the "final months," here are additional pictures taken today. We realized today that we have to have last night's company back again, as we forgot to snap pictures.
Below, Jack and our younger son share a snack from a bowl on the clean(?) kitchen floor.
Here, Pastor Matt and Carol pose with sons Zack and Ben.
This is an attempt by the Wolfes and Bonds to pose with the twins. Cooperation was minimal, but we tried!