I stood in stunned silence for what seemed an eternity. I was unable to take it all in. I took a deep breath and slowly exhaled.
"How could I be in the same place? Certainly this isn't the wilderness I was in, or if it is, something has happened to it?!
Do you remember asking me once, "What then is real?" Jesus asked.
"Have you never heard the saying, "Perception IS reality?"
"Although you perceive that the world has "changed," the wilderness in which you originally found yourself has not changed - YOU are the one who has changed! It is neither a different time nor a different place," He said. You are beginning to see the world through My eyes. When you see all creation with the eyes of the Spirit - through the eyes of faith - you see all things clearly!"
"In My realm - within My kingdom - the kingdom of heaven, there is no desert - no barrenness - only life, glorious and abounding."
"The problem is that until you are 'born again' of the Spirit, you cannot see the kingdom of heaven. The true nature of things is hidden from your eyes. The eyes of your understanding are darkened and you are unable to see! All is veiled to you. You are blind to spiritual realities, but when you receive the Spirit of life you are raised to walk in newness of life and behold, all things become new!" Jesus said.
"If only you saw yourself through my eyes...His voice trailed off and he was gone.
"If only you saw yourself through my eyes? If only....."
I found myself deep in thought. I wanted to just shout out:
"Wait! Come back! How do you see me? Please, I really want to know!"
Only silence greeted my ears.