The Lord’s Presence

Jesus is, by some mystery, present with us when we are where we should be. When His disciples asked Him for the sign of His coming and the end of the age, He gave them a long answer (Matthew 24&25). Included, in 25:31-46, is His prophetic description of His judgement of the nations. He will judge them with regard to whether they fed Him, clothed Him, and the rest. Part of that mystery is that no one knew when they were with Him, even when they did what they should have done: “When did that happen?”

Luke wrote in his record of Jesus that, after His resurrection, Jesus appeared to two disciples on their way to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-31). They did not know it was Him, though, until He opened their eyes to know it.

It seems that a good prayer to pray might be, “Lord, open our eyes so that we can know our times of being in your presence, and experience all there is to experience in those times.”