“Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus,
To reach out and touch Him,
And say that we love Him;
Open our ears, Lord, and help us to listen;
Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus.”
Come and join Him.” These words were spoken by the worship leader at a women’s retreat, introducing us to Jesus – well, a “stuffed doll” Jesus. She invited us to stop by the Prayer Room, a small closet-like room set up for prayer and meditation.
While attending this women’s retreat, I had intended to stop by the Prayer Room and lift up my prayers to God. Instead, I found Him in the quiet afternoon outside of the Craft Shack where I stopped to reflect on my needs and what was on my heart. Of course this wasn’t my first encounter with Jesus; but finding Him as I sat there that afternoon was the perfect timing; when I needed to find Him – and to find Peace.
We meet Jesus in many places: a quiet walk in the woods or along the beach; during a worship service; driving alone in our car or riding a public bus or subway; morning prayers and meditations in our quiet place; listening to the words of a favorite hymn or song; or even in the smile of a small child, or the words of a friend.
I found Jesus outside of a Craft Shack in the beautiful outdoors of a retreat center! Where have you met Jesus? Share your experience in the Comments!