Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Where Would I Be if You Did Not Care

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She was sitting in the dark as sadness came over her and covered her. Her tears start running as the river runs in the midst of the thunder storm. She kept on saying why?

Until suddenly the room was filled with beautiful light and a Man covered with light was standing in front of her. Her heart filled with joy suddenly and she fell on her knees and started to murmur and babble for her speech was gone.

The Lord smiled and said to her, my precious child why all this sadness, do not you know my heart aches for you when you cry? Please talk to me and tell me what is the matter so I may lead your heart to peace.

She replied back...

O Lord, my sadness is for the world that You created with Your own hand, that You came and sacrificed Yourself for Your children, and yet they are very ignorant. They are destroying the world and killing each other in the name of religion.

O Lord, You came and lived among them and talked to them about what was written in the books of Moses and Isaiah that they have been studying among themselves for many years and they could not see You nor hear, they were deaf and blind. Instead they tried to find a way to kill You and destroy You.

O God, the people of the world are lost away from You and they do not even know it. O God, my heart is grieving for them and for You.

God smiled and said, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are those who do His commandments, they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter through the gates into the city" (Revelation 22:13-14).

My dear child, through the beginning of life on earth, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters, Then God said 'Let there be light'; and there was light" (Genesis 1:1-3).

The Holy Trinity is at work. I am the Light, I created the entire world and it was very good. I created man in Our image, according to Our likeness. Then blessed them to be fruitful and multiply.

Throughout the Holy Bible, Moses and the prophets wrote about Me. And there was much vividness of My existences but sin blinded so many people to see the truth and to walk in the light.

Lord can You point to me some of these times You were there? The Lord answered and said;

  • I appeared to Abraham
    • When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, "'I am Almighty God walk before Me and be blameless.'" (Genesis 17:1).

    • "Then the Lord appeared to him by the terebinth tree of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day" (Genesis 18:1).

  • I had wrestled with Jacob until the breaking of day (Genesis 32:24).

  • I appeared to Moses in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush (Exodus 3:2) and I walked with him through his journey in the desert, I was the light, the manna, the rock.

  • Isaiah saw Me sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of My robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew and one cried to another and said; 'Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!' (Isaiah 6:1-3).

  • I was in the furnace, walking in the midst of the fire; to protect Daniel’s friends (Daniel 3:19-25).

  • I sat under the terebinth tree with Gideon and I told him, "The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!" (Judges 6:11-12).

I also spoke to many prophets of the Old Testament such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Micah, Zechariah, etc.

Lord, through the prophets You explained to them that You are coming, in order to save them, but they still denied that?

I tried to prepare My people of Israel but they shut their ears and their eyes on the truth. They started to explain their own version of the truth in order to satisfy their egos. They killed the prophets and destroyed the temple with their defiled works and prayers. They gave the worshipers a heavy burden to carry so they forsake the Lord and turned to sin and idols.

When I came among them, they reject Me, they refused to have a humble Messiah, although the Old Testament spoke about Me in many ways such as:

  • Isaiah spoke to Ahaz saying, "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign; behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall His name Immanuel" (Isaiah 7:14).

  • A star will announce the birth of a king , "I see Him, but not now, I behold Him, but not near, a star shall come out of Jacob; a Scepter shall rise out of Israel, and batter the brow of Moab, and destroy all the sons of tumult" (Numbers 24:17).

  • The one to be ruler in Israel will be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2).

  • That I will come from Nazareth, in Isaiah 11: 1 saying, "There shall come forth a rod from the stem of Jesse." Stem means "branch" and in Hebrew it means netzer, "NZR" are letters are included in Nazareth.

  • Betrayed by a close friend, "Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me" (Psalm 41:9).

  • I will be falsely accused and hated without reason (Psalm 35).

  • I will be crucified among thieves (Isaiah 53:12).

  • I will be buried with the rich (Isaiah 53:9).

  • I will be resurrected (Psalm 16:10).

  • Seated on the right hand of the Father (Psalm 68:18).

But instead they were looking for a king to destroy their enemies and rule the world. They only saw the earthly things, not the heavenly things. That is why I rejected them and opened my heart to all the people of the world, "that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:15).

Now my precious daughter wipe your tears and smile for there is good news, God has many precious children like you on earth that are patiently waiting the day of the Lord. He will be ready to appear on the cloud of hosts and take the chosen one with Him to His glory.

Written by
Nagwa Abdou

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