What a beautiful sight! On the mountains a messenger announces to Jerusalem, “Good news! You're saved. There will be peace. Your God is now King.” Everyone on guard duty, sing and celebrate! Look! You can see the Lord returning to Zion. Jerusalem, rise from the ruins! Join in the singing. The Lord has given comfort to his people; he comes to your rescue. The Lord has shown all nations his mighty strength; now everyone will see the saving power of our God.
Ever since the Garden of Eden, God has hidden Himself from the view of men. Before the fall of man, Adam and Eve walked with God and enjoyed His fellowship, but then came sin and the separation of man from God!
The way it is now, we see lots of evidences of God's existence and we hear many Words that claim to come from God, but we do not see Him face to face! It has not always been this way, and it will not be this way forever!
There will be a Day when everyone on earth will be confronted with the stark reality of Almighty God! We will all see Him as He comes to rescue His people! God will display His saving power before the eyes of all men! That will be the Day when God will be hidden no more!
While God is hidden from our sight we must know Him by faith! Faith is the evidence of things not seen and God for now is not seen! But you can be sure that the need for trusting God without seeing Him is only a temporary condition that will disappear with the Coming of Jesus! Every eye will see Him and the "old things" will pass away.
"Lord Jesus, I want to see Your face and fall down at Your feet. How much longer must we wait to fill our eyes with the Glorious sight of Your return? May You be praised now and forever. Amen."