And so passing into deeper regions we detect the truth the Master is proclaiming. He is proclaiming that what we spiritually see really depends on what we are.
As the lamp conditions the aspect of the room,
so does the inward eye condition everything.
We see by life and
character, by all that we have made ourselves, by every secret sin that
we have cherished, by every battle we have fought and won.
There was He,
moving in their midst, shining in the splendor of good deeds.
set on a candlestick, visible, conspicuous, radiant in loveliness of
Yet some said He was beside Himself, and some that He was a
glutton and a wine-bibber, and others that He cast out devils by
They saw by what they were.
Bound in their ancient
prejudices, angry at being interfered with, eager to justify themselves, convicted of their sin, they described the Carpenter, but could not see
If any of my readers are like that...if they see the Carpenter
but cannot see the LORD...let me ask them, tenderly and quietly, What
kind of life have you been living?