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“I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior.
I have revealed and saved and proclaimed–I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “That I am God.”
Isaiah 43:12
The word revealed is in the bible 95 times, that is pretty significant to me.
It is a word that as I have shared before, a taking off the mask.
It is a powerful way of allowing trust and vulnerability.
In the book of Daniel 2:19 it reads:
[During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God in heaven.]
I have had things come to me in the dark of the night, when it is quiet and all is resting.
It is a revealing of what needs to take place at times.
Or it is an awareness that all of a sudden, something comes to me; sort of like an aha moment.
Reveal is a powerful word. It is very close to the concept of removing the veil and exposing what is hidden.
It can go many directions and with many different aspects that share it’s meaning.
In Romans a book in the New Testament, of the bible chapter 8:18 it reads.
[I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us.]
Revealed to us, when we are ready, when our eyes are open and we are willing to receive.
In Luke 24:32 it reads,
[“Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the scriptures to us?”]
They were chatting among themselves and he (Jesus) arrived and began to walk with them as a stranger.
Yet they did not recognize him. They did not see him because it was not the right time.
“They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.” Isn’t it great? I found it fascinating that HE (Jesus) was not out to show himself until it was the right time for their hearts to receive what they would see and experience.
Later he did reveal himself to them, as they spent more time with him and participated in familiar settings.
vs 30 it reads, [When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.
Then their eyes were opened (revealed) and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.]
They asked each other, “were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the scriptures to us?”

It is a question worth repeating.
I love the words, “our hearts burning within us.”
Have you ever had that kind of experience of deep knowing, anguish almost and of great intensity?
When we choose to reveal our lives to each other, we make a choice to be known.
When we choose to be vulnerable in a sharing way, our hearts are open to the needs of others.
Just as Jesus had to choose when it was the appropriate time for the men to ‘see him’.
We have to choose when it is the appropriate time for others to know more about us.
It is all in the timing.