Ezekiel 1:4 As I looked, a stormy wind came out of the north…5 In the middle of it was something like four living creatures. This was their appearance: they were of human form. 6 Each had four faces, and each of them had four wings. 7 Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the sole of a calf’s foot; and they sparkled like burnished bronze.
The prophet Ezekiel tries for most of chapter 1 to describe what is effectively indescribable. It’s like trying to describe being in love to someone who’s never been on a date. But harder. Because the thing Ezekiel is describing is not of this world.
I think a lot of scripture is like this. Read the creation story in Genesis 1, or the parting of the Red Sea in Exodus 14, or Jesus’ transfiguration in Matthew 17, or the day of Pentecost in Acts 2. At best we get a glimmer of the reality, but just barely.
Today is my day of Sabbath. As I rest and pray and read and reflect I’m going to ask God to reveal himself to me in some way I can understand. Even if it’s just for a moment. There have been a handful of times in my life when I believe God has done this for me. Why not today?
Lord reveal yourself, for your servant is waiting. And watching. And listening. Amen.