When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. He laid his right hand on me, saying, “Don’t be afraid. I am the first and the last, Revelation 1:16 WEB
His daddy lifted the toddler to his shoulders so that the child could see above the crowd. The parade was coming. They could hear the music and the crowd pressed toward the barrier to get a better view. But, the closer the parade came, the more nervous the little boy became. When he finally saw the first band members and the colorful costumes, it was all too much for him. He started crying! He threw himself down into his father´s arms and latched onto his neck in fear. His dad had to take him out of the crowd as the floats came into view. The child was in a terror-stricken panic! What reaction do we think we would have if we met the Lord in person?
The Bible tells us of many people who came into direct contact with the Divine. The reactions of those who were aware that they were actually in God´s presence are often quite similar. They were so overcome with the immensity of Him and of the moment, that they fell facedown. We may find this reaction curious, but it is similar to the position where many people have smaller revelations each day. On our knees, with our heads bowed in prayer, is an age-old, heart-submitting position to be in. It places the worshipper in humble submission and holy reverence to the Creator and Sustainer of all things. If we ever hope to survive an encounter, or even remotely wish to see the face of God one day, shall we start getting really good at bowing before Him now in prayer?
Let our greatest wish be to see Your face! Prepare our hearts and our knees for the breath-taking, overwhelming moment of finding ourselves in Your awesome presence, we pray!