Jesus, as recorded in John chapter 14, said this before He left this world. He spoke to His dearest friends and disciples, “Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.”
What an amazing thing. As followers of Jesus, we see Him, but others around us don’t! We see Him in a sunset, a rainbow. We see Him in His people, and even in the people who don’t believe in Him, because they bear His image by birth. We see Jesus in a talented individual, in the fresh beauty of a child. We “see” Jesus. He said we would! And He warned us that many around us would find it strange that we say we know Him.
I’ve just watched the following video of Sandi Patty and Larnelle Harris singing “I’ve Just Seen Jesus.” If you watch this and don’t feel emotion , you might want to test your pulse to see if you’re still alive! (In my case, feeling that emotion expressed itself in sobbing till my make up was all on a tissue) But seriously, the talent of these two combined with the truth of what they share, is powerful.
But it’s not really about feeling emotional. After I watched this, the question came to my mind, “How then should I live?” That is really the issue. So we see Jesus, and feel that deep emotion when someone captures what it is like. And then the question is, “How is this going to effect my life an hour from now, a day from now?”