[The Glory Unveiled]
Then the LORD opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown. ( Numbers 22:31 )
This verse of scripture is an excerpt from a very fascinating account, where Balaam the prophet was called by Balak to curse the people of Israel. On his way to carry out this assignment, something dramatic happened. The donkey he rode on suddenly stopped in the middle of the road. He did all he could to make this donkey move forward but it was all futile. Now, the secret was that, the donkey had seen an angel of the Lord whereas Balaam was oblivious to the divine presence. So that because of his ignorance of what was happening around him, he made a mistake of punishing the donkey. Without spiritual sight, we become victims of grievous errors. If Balaam had seen the Angel, he would not have punished the animal for nothing. It is a sad thing for an animal to perceive the presence of God while a man is in the dark. We must, through conscious effort learn to practice being in the presence of God. The more we become acquainted with His presence, the more we are able to know His presence. Unless our eyes are opened, we cannot see even the closest breakthroughs and miracles. May the Lord open our eyes, so that we may see.
Prayer_Bead: Father in the name of Jesus, thank you for your divine, continuous presence. Guide me through your word, to know your ways. Open Lord, my ears and my eyes to see and to hear.
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