Lord, I want to see

If you happen to have a Bible nearby, it might be helpful to flip open to Matthew 19 & 20. Or if you're on a device, you can pull it up on a trusty Bible app or read it here. Just a quick skim of the passage or at least a look at the chapter headings will be a good refresher for the rest of this post. These two little chapters are sandwiched between the transfiguration (ch. 17) and the triumphal entry (ch. 21). They are composed of a series of surprising (and seemingly random) short scenes of various people interacting with Jesus. However, if you look closely, you'll see they all share a common thread. Well, two threads, actually, for the purpose of our thoughts today. For one, each separate