Luke 24:30-32 30 It happened, that when he had sat down at the table with them, he took the bread and gave thanks. Breaking it, he gave to them. 31 Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he vanished out of their sight. 32 They said one to another, “Weren’t our hearts burning within us, while he spoke to us along the way, and while he opened the Scriptures to us?”
Before entering Asian Theological Seminary in 1990-1992, there was an article from “Radio Pulpit” of “Back to God Hour” of CRCNA regarding this verse-and I felt then and until now-that this is my mission verse- that is when I am teaching and preaching the Scriptures-it will enable others to feel a little bit closer to the Lord. By understanding the Word, one is more drawn to Him and our ‘eyes’ are able to see Him more. This is not about head knowledge -nor about what you can or should do with this knowledge (ethics-which I am not against) but it is about the Prime Priority-to know Him more so that everything -our own world -revolves around or relationship with Him.
When we are transparent to Him-and we can easily His face-our motives becomes clear -we are no longer trying to impress anyone-not even ourselves-We see Him as He is-and a little smile or gaze from Him is enough for us to lay our lives down again and again.
No more legalistic following of rules,conventions or similar Law driven guilt trip. To please him as my elder brother, as my Lord, as my Father, as my One-and-Only-it is enough. And I want to share this with others. While we walk with Scriptures-His face gets clearer and clearer-until in the end, we shall truly see Him face-to-face.