revelation: an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
Tom and I unexpectedly lost our first child to a congenital birth defect. That made me a candidate for the brand new sonogram procedure. I had no idea how great a blessing it would be.
I'll never forget the day we went for our first sonogram. A positive pregnancy test, and confirmation by my doctor had barely loosened the grip. I was still afraid to hope.
"I think you'll want to look at this," my doctor grinned at the monitor, then at me. There she was! Everything where it was supposed to be and seemingly working fine. Wonder is putting it mildly.
Now a standard pregnancy procedure, that sonogram was nothing less than a heavenly revelation for me. It was just the assurance I needed to relax and focus positive energy on my Beautiful Baby Girl.
5 While Peter was still speaking, the shadow of a bright cloud passed over them. From the cloud a voice said, “This is my own dear Son, and I am pleased with him. Listen to what he says!” 6 When the disciples heard the voice, they were so afraid that they fell flat on the ground. 7 But Jesus came over and touched them. He said, “Get up and don’t be afraid!”
Matthew 17:5-7 CEV
And then a word from a friend, a Scripture passage you've read dozens of times, or a song you've sung along to flips the switch and the light comes on. The answer to your prayer has been there all along, ready and waiting for the Lord to reveal it in His perfect timing.
I love the final scene of decorating shows when the hosts have the "big reveal". Do you think that's kind of how God feels when He shares a revelation with us? You know, giddy, clapping, giggling with joy?
Okay, maybe imagining the Creator of All Things being giddy might be a stretch. Imagining a loving, compassionate Father who rejoices when we choose to obey and enter fellowship with Him isn't. And when He offers assurance through revelation, both He and we are blessed.
You said, “See, the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. We have seen this day that God speaks with man, yet he lives.
Deuteronomy 5:24 MEV