I wish this man would turn around so I could see the shock on his face when he realizes that not all is as it appears! This image reminds me of the movie, “The Truman Show” with Jim Carey where he unknowingly lives in an artificial domed world. The man in this image would never have known there was another world had he not been curious and courageous enough to lift that curtain!
Today’s verse is spoken by the Lord, our Good Shepherd. Those who belong to Him are pictured as sheep who enter only through Jesus, the Gate. They have freedom to go in and out and find green pasture. But there is another group who do not belong to Him and are fooled by the “thief,” or Satan. They are fooled into thinking that this life and what we see is the only reality, when in fact there is another whole world.
Satan does not want anyone lifting that curtain and seeing the spiritual realm. By hiding the reality of the abundant life Jesus offers, he steals from men their capacity to enjoy their days to the fullest! With eyes blinded we miss out on what is real and eternal, until the Lord opens our eyes (Acts 26:18). Without realizing it, so many are content to live with the pigs and eat their scraps rather than feasting and partying at the Father’s table! (Luke 15:11-25)
I am so grateful for Jesus giving me a life that includes that other unseen world. This world is just not enough. But He is!
Thank you Lord, for the full abundant life You give me!