Have you not deeply desired to see God, to know Him intimately and truly? Beloved, to see Jesus is to behold God. Let us not consider it heresy: we can surely see God! But first we must renounce every perception of the Almighty other...
The Apostle John knew Jesus intimately during Christ’s earthly ministry. But when he was granted a vision of the Lord in His exalted glory, John fell on his face in reverence and awe. Today, R.C. Sproul draws several lessons from John’s response.
truly din is like running on autopilot after grogu gets captured. he doesn't let himself think too hard about it, he just immediately jumps into action, the "what do i need to do to fix this" mode without actually processing what any of it means emotionally. in a way, he's been doing that for the entire show - the covert gets destroyed in chapter 3, and we never see him deal with the emotional ramifications of that, either. it's just immediately him on the run with grogu. he doesn't have time to stop and feel anything about it, he's just taking things one at a time to survive. the only time we see him deal with what happened in chapter 3 is in chapter 8 - when he's literally faced directly with physical evidence of it, the pile of mandalorian helmets in the tunnels. and even then, he only takes a moment to grieve before he's once again forced to action, to leave it behind.
so when grogu gets captured in chapter 14, he does the same thing. he focuses on survival first, his plan of action, and doesn't really process what has happened yet. because he CAN'T, not when grogu is in danger. and unfortunately, as season 2 progresses it just gets worse. he loses grogu, and he doesn't think about it. he takes his helmet off in a room of imperials, and he doesn't think about it. he storms an imperial light cruiser and gets the shit kicked out of him by a droid, and he doesn't think about it. it's just "keep going, and don't stop to think about it, not yet." so when he loses grogu for good at the end of chapter 16 (or at least, for good at the moment), that's it. it's all over. his quest is complete, moff gideon is defeated, he's no longer on the run. he can finally stop and breathe - and only now can he really process everything that has happened, and everything he's lost in such a short amount of time.
i really want to see him deal with all this emotionally in season 3, to really unpack everything he's been pushing to the side and feel the weight of it now that he can no longer ignore it
by Jack Wellman | There are almost 2000 “I AM’s” in the Bible, with most of them being in the Old Testament (1454), but there are more “I AM’s” in the Gospel of John than in any other book of the New Testament with 98! Of course, “I AM” is the name that God gave Moses to tell the children of Israel what God’s name is (Ex. 3:14). The religious leaders of Jesus’ day who...
Right now you may be going through the hardest time you’ve ever faced. Your life may be unsettled and things may look hopeless. There seems to be no way out for you and every avenue you turn to fills you with more stress, confusion and weariness. But Jesus says “I know what you’re going through. Come and rest in My peace.” In the midst of your troubles, when you call on Him, the Holy Spirit will fill you with the peace of Christ. People will point to you and say, “How can he do it? How does he go on? He should have quit long ago. Yet he hasn’t given up. And through it all, he hasn’t compromised anything, he believes in his God and His word. What amazing peace! It’s beyond understanding.” (Philippians 4:7)
Scott's head whipped up at the voice, a sharp gasp escaping him. Despite not being able to see his brother, he would know Virgil's voice anywhere. A large man was blocking his view and even as he watched, the man's arm lowered back to his side. A snarl escaped the back of Scott's throat; this man was responsible for Virgil's pain.
But even as he tried to rise, his body betrayed him. His balance was off as he tried to kneel, alerting the men to what he was doing. A foot pressed against his back, exerting just enough pressure that he collapsed back down again. The foot remained where it was and he knew he wouldn't be allowed to rise even if he physically could.
"Leave him alone!" he yelled, his voice hoarse. The man didn't even look around. Scott fought the weight on his back as the man's arm lifted, clearly preparing to strike again. It didn't matter how much he struggled – he couldn't get up.
But the blow never landed as another voice cut smoothly into the conversation.
"Enough. We need him conscious."
A sharp pain constricted Scott's chest. He also knew that voice. It was the sound that had haunted his nightmares for years, the voice that hadtaunted him night after night, that had driven him to the edge before his family had pulled him back again.
He couldn't breathe, couldn't think straight…
He was in his nightmare again, and there was no waking up.
Then Scott took a deep breath. Virgil needed him. His mind cleared, sharp, cold anger lacing through the fear and allowing strength to flood his body. He didn't have his imagination playing tricks on him this time. This was reality. He was a practical man: he saw a problem, he found a solution, he dealt with it.
He just had to do the same this time.
The large man dipped his head and stepped away. The pilot sucked in a sharp breath when he saw his brother. Virgil was sitting against the wall, his hands tied above his head and his face an array of bruises. He was sitting stiffly, his eyes clouded with the pain he refused to let his expression reveal. Scott knew his brother; Virgil was hurting all over.
18 “I won’t leave you as orphans. I will come to you. 19 Soon the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Because I live, you will live too. 20 On that day you will know that I am in my Father, you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them loves me. Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.” 22 Judas (not…
“The idea is to always be attempting things that are greater than who I am. Otherwise I will never be more than who I am. That is why I prefer the call of God over the plans of men, for the former is a call to the impossible and the latter is a summons to what I did yesterday.”
—Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” —John 14:12 (NIV)
“I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my Father!” —John 14:12 (TPT)