Stories & Poems by a Minister's Daughter
I See Jesus
One of my favorite songs is an old standby entitled, 'I See Jesus' which passionately tells the story of Stephen, a minister, the Church's first Martyr outside of Jesus Our Savior, falsely framed and accused and tried before the same council that had crucified Jesus.
Stephen didn't back down. He was so full of the Holy Ghost as he talked that by the time he'd sheared those wolves, they lost no time in descending upon him with full intent to kill - actually verifying the very words that Stephen had shredded them with.
At this point, you would think that Stephen would be shaking in his sandals. But no, he was still bathing in the power of the Holy Spirit and he looked up, as we all seem to do when trouble arrives.
He looked steadfastly into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God. 'I see Jesus!'
Stephen knew that death was imminent. But he also knew that through death, comes eternal life for those who are Christians.
Oddly enough, Stephen's clothes were set at a young man's feet whose name was Saul. Or...was that Paul? But that's another Christian story!
Some times in life, God allows evil to prevail, but it is only temporary.
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