Thursday, July 12, 2007

I want to see it!!!

Have you seen the movie Twister? Well, I know you probably never thought to question whether or not I've seen it, if you've been a regular reader on r&r at least.

Do you remember the scene where Bill and Jo are under the bridge, right as her truck is getting sucked up by this possibly F2 tornado (moving at 65+ mph, and certainly inaccurate, but we won't go there for now)?

Do you remember when she turns around to the frustration of Bill, shouting "I want to see it!" and strains to get a glimpse of this powerful phenomenon she has dedicated her whole life to pursuing? To studying?

I feel that way when I think about getting to heaven and His love and patience with me is finally revealed in its fullest state. To see my depravity and selfishness lined up with His patience with me in everything. I hear those five words ringing in my ears with that same sense of desperation... "I want to see it!"

I want to see the depth of that love that I cannot grasp right now, that I can only sense, and that being because of my sin. I have a sense of entitlement that cannot be completely wiped away until I get to glory. I am humbled, but only as much as a depraved person can be by the grace of God. My own humility is still steeped in the rotting flesh that continues to die day after day after day.

And though I may not be perfect here, striving to attain holiness and righteousness is the least I can do for my Master, my Lord, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to even gaze upon, much less untie. And through it all, I pray that one day I will get to fully grasp the depth and height of the love of God that is behind the patience with me, even when I think I'm "doing all right."

I want to see it!!!

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2 Comments:

At 5:38 PM, Blogger Bobo B'nai said...

Yesterday I saw a tornado nearly born. As I looked at the storm line approaching our property, I noticed an odd thin line off of the bottom of the cloud at roughly a ten degree angle from the cloud. The stunning realization the it was a tornado in the making is a feeling I'll never forget. I watched it as it arched and writhed, lengthening then almost meeting with the vortex from the ground then backing off. I was mesmerized, rattling off a quick call to my family to come out and see it...they hid of course. Something you don't want to see but you gotta look, in shear awe at the power displayed, greatly reminded of one's insignificance in its presence...wow.

Like you, I want to see it, too. My prayer is that you will.

Peace, B

 
At 9:15 AM, Blogger Even So... said...

excellent...and you will see it...

 

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