Thursday, 1 August 2019
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power – Hebrews 1:3 ESV.
When you are in a dark room full of people and you have a torch in your hand and switch it on, the first thing the people see is the light. They first see the light and then trace it to its source. The vision of the light leads you to discovery of the torch. In summer when you walk into a room with an air-conditioner the feeling of the breeze makes you look for the aircon, no one tells you it’s there yet you can feel it’s there. The same way walking into a warm room during winter you know there is a heater even if you have not seen it, the heat alerts you to the presence of its source.
When you are in the presence of God the Holy Spirit leads you to Christ who then introduces you to the Father (Matthews 11:27). You can’t see the Father without seeing the Son, and you can’t know the Son without the Holy Spirit revealing Him. Everyone wants to know and touch the torch yet neglect appreciating and loving the light. We forget that the light is the one that made us focus on the torch, it’s the light that made us realize the power and the existence of the torch.
This then makes me realize the more I follow or trace the light, the closer I get to its source. Meaning the closer I seek Christ the more he reveals the Father, and the closer I pursue the Holy Spirit the more He reveals Christ. He has also promised that If I’m faithful in my seeking or pursuit, Him and the Father will come and make their home with me (John 14:23).
There are many people who claim to know the Father, yet have never encountered Christ. In Asian countries you have people meditating on mountaintops for years to know the Father yet their pursuit is in vain because they are neglecting the Son. They have missed the reason why the light was produced, that is to lead you to the torch or source. Apostle Paul in Philippians says he wants to know Christ and the power of His resurrection. May that be our pursuit every single day, to truly know Him.
Christ has also promised that If I’m faithful in my seeking or pursuit, Him and the Father will come and make their home with me