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We Are All Like Little Fish
February 3, 1994
R. The King of Glory is in His house. All have left. (Talking and indifference after Communion and He is so close!)
Jesus: I am the King of Glory. I am God. You are here in this House. You are in My presence. You, who are unworthy to tie My shoe!
R. This morning I thought my relationship with Jesus could be compared to my loving our one-inch fish. It seems so silly! Such power and such ignorance! I could see God, bothering with little us! We had some bad fish once. There was a fish that chased the others and bit them. We got rid of the fish. Why let the fish hurt the good fish? It was a little, tiny fish, but so brassy to be so mean in front of us when we could snatch him up in a second and put him in the sink!
This is the King of Glory. Such honor and dignity is his due! We have made light of His majesty. We have made ourselves our own gods. We see this world as an end in itself, yet He sits on His throne and watches us as we watched the fish. We are busy about our lives and pay no mind to Him Who cares for us and watches us. The fish would die if we didn't feed them. They would die if we put poison in their water. They need us to oversee the tank. Likewise we do not see the eyes of God as He watches us like little fish. Busy. Busy doing what? Where are you going? In one second He can snatch us from the tank and put us in the sink!
Who has the power, the fish or the person who owns the fish? Do we have any power at all? In one second He can steal our breath away. Somehow, in our blindness, all of us still know that a force mightier than ourselves holds the reins. But such stupidity to think we have control!
Oh, Lord, who are we that You, God, even give us concern? You, in your might, not only give us concern, but such intense and great love! It is as my loving my fish--such imbalance! But He Who is such a Good God loved us to His death! He loves us this way this very day. Why does He love us? He is such a good God! Who are we that He is so good to us? Ought we not bow down low in such great honor to Him Who sustains us and loves us? He is worthy of all honor and all praise. He is, indeed, the King of Glory. Praise His Name. Bow before Him. Kiss his sanctuary, for we are unworthy of His presence!
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Yet, He-HE-dwells within us. He comes to us in such a humble way in Communion. He comes to our sinful bodies and He gives us such dignity and honor. He comes in our bodies and we show him indifference. Wake up to the true presence of God-made Man, coming here into your hearts, sitting as a prisoner in the tabernacle for love of you! And you swim your busy lives away, just as the fish must swim by this rock and that rock.
All that matters are His cares, His work for us. We are so blind. Wake up! This life is but a fleeting moment. We are being tried for the great reward. Come and worship. Bow down before the King. He is mighty and has all the power. We are doing useless tasks and wearing ourselves out. He is the true treasure. Only the things of God are of any account.
Alleluia. Praise Him, the Holiest, in the Heights. Alleluia, Alleluia.