Then Jesus exclaimed, “Father, thank you, for you are Lord, the Supreme Ruler over heaven and earth! And you have hidden the great revelation of your authority from those who are proud and wise in their own eyes. Instead, you have shared it with these who humble themselves. Yes, Father, your plan delights your heart, as you’ve chosen this way to extend your kingdom—by giving it to those who have become like trusting children. You have entrusted me with all that you are and all that you have. No one fully and intimately knows the Son except the Father. And no one fully and intimately knows the Father except the Son. But the Son is able to unveil the Father to anyone he chooses.” Matthew 11:25-27 TPT
Can I just say how much I love this prayer? I LOVE this prayer! God reveals the deep things of His heart to the humble of heart. Jesus is able to unveil the Father to anyone he chooses. I sure hope he chooses me!
His way to expand His Kingdom is by giving it to those who have become like trusting children. Is that you? Is that me? Do you possess that simple, child-like faith that He’s talking about? The kind that doesn’t look at the storm, but rather looks at the hand holding the umbrella? The kind who knows a mask will never do what His blood has already done?
Too simple? Well that’s what He’s looking for. Those who would pay the price of obedience, even if it means doing what the ‘law’ does not permit. Taking literally the words, “Go out into the world and preach the gospel,” even when you’re told by man to stay indoors. Making a joyful noise to the Lord even when man says don’t do it. Wrapping your arms of love around those who are suffering even when it goes against ‘social distancing’. Risking it all for the sake of the Kingdom.
Unveil Father to me, Jesus! I want to know Him, I want to see His face, I want to know Him more. To lift my voice in adoration and sing songs of His faithfulness. Oh yes, that’s what I want to do. I’ll trade all my fears for simple faith and trust in Him. He is well able to keep me in any situation. I love You so much! I wait patiently for You in the stillness of the morning, knowing that You always come to those who wait on You.