21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. 22 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” 23 Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. 24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”
How blessed we are!
We may sometimes feel that we know God and have relationship with Him because at some stage in our lives we heard a clear gospel explanation and after consideration have responded to it by accepting God as our saviour.
But these verses remind us that we know God because Jesus has revealed him to us. Just as Jesus explains to Simon Peter in Matthew 16:15-17
15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. (NIV)
And to top it all off Jesus tells us it is his Father’s good pleasure to open our ears and our hearts to him! We indeed are blessed.
Dear Lord, as we continue to seek you with all our heart, as we open our minds and humble ourselves before you may you continue to reveal yourself to us so that we can be always seeing and always understanding. Thank you for the great blessing of revelation in our lives. Amen
Written by Jocelyn Petschack