I Stand In Awe

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By: Ben Andrews
I see Jesus… walking fast over a rock covered hill – little sprigs of grass jet up between the barren land –He has a Shepherd’s staff in one hand –sandals on his feet – his robe is blowing in the 15 to 20 mph wind - - It’s warm outside – the sun is at high noon. Not unbearable – but very warm… I follow Jesus – I want to see where and what he wants to show me today – He seems very determined to get to wherever it is we’re going.
 
Jesus? Where are we going today?
 
Come on Ben – we don’t have much time… follow me!’
 
I don’t ask any more questions I just follow – and watch. – Over the small hill and then down the other side – I can now see a small grouping of tree and a little house nested between them… We get closer and I notice a few sheep – some chickens - one cow but no people – The place is disquietly, vacant of people… Jesus rounds the building – I follow –When we get around the other side I see – a little girl – sitting all alone – on a step – at the back of the house… Jesus gently moves in close - and asks - with his eyes - if it would be OK to sit next to her. I stay back so I won’t startle her or make her feel bad.
 
Jesus puts his arm around her shoulders and pulls her head over - letting her rest her head on his heart… They don’t even speak – but I hear her… She begins to cry – just a little at first and then the tears begins to flow… Still - He says nothing – I want to ask – if she’s OK? – what’s wrong? – where are you parents? – but I know better – so I just wait - and watch…
 
The little girl cries and cries – for almost a half an hour and then she looks up at the face of Jesus… and says… Why?
 
Then Jesus begins to cry – and cry and cry – the little girl pulls Jesus’ head close to her heart and just holds him - as he weeps…
 
O’ how sweet to see this today – O’ my goodness – He is so sweet…
 
After almost a half an hour – He stops crying and looks back at the little girl – and says…
 
“One day – I will make this right – you’ll see – I will make this all right”… tears still flowing down his cheeks…
 
The little girl looks back at Jesus and says… I know… I know… I love you too Jesus…
 
I ‘m not sure what I was supposed to see here today – but see I did… My heart is in my throat – can’t get rid of this lump – and all I know is that – I sure do love this man named Jesus – I sure love Him… WOW…. Now I’m leaking too…
 
Ben?
 
Yes Jesus?
 
I love you too…
 
--- I stand in awe… - I just stand in awe… Of Him…

This is from my Journal entry today... (Journaling with Jesus Tuesday, April 19, 2011) Jesus is sweeter and sweeter - The more I seek Him the more I find Him and the more I find Him - The more I love Him... Sweet, Sweet, Sweet...

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