Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? Mark 8:18
Do you know what I know?
Christmas wasn’t that long ago, and the carols have pretty well died off on the radio, but I am still humming a couple of them. The message of Christmas really is for every day, not just one. I got stuck on one song in particular as I hummed away called “Do you hear what I hear.” It is a common song during Christmas. When listening to this song I hear a profound message in it. In a nutshell it says, do you know Him?
During Jesus’ life He had done many miracles. Some experienced them personally, some saw them, and some heard about them. Even after all that, the people still didn’t believe on Him (John 12:37). Why? They saw with their eyes, they heard with their ears, but quickly forgot. I am sure the ones who had an experience with Jesus, would have a hard time forgetting. You see, it is not enough for someone else’s experience with God to be the source of our faith. We need to have a personal relationship and experience with God for ourselves. We need to KNOW Him.
Do you see what I see? The wisemen saw the star, but how did they know it was THE star? There must have been something more that gave them confidence in the star and the direction they were heading. (Matthew 2:10)
Do you hear what I hear? The Lord is constantly speaking to us. We can hear His words through preaching, reading, prayer; a thought, or vision. He speaks to each of us in individual ways. We must pay attention. Faith comes by hearing. (Romans 10:17)
Do you remember? Think back on an experience you had with God and draw strength from it. If you haven’t had one, seek God for that experience. He WILL answer. Then you can say to others with confidence, “do you know what I know?”