What is it about vision that is powerful…even essential?
“Where there is no vision—or, revelation—people run amuck” (Pr. 29:18 para). Our hearts and minds are blind without vision and revelation.
This infirmity creates insecurity and fear of such magnitude that we lose our way. We panic. Make bad choices.
One of the sobering stories of Scripture occurs when Moses descends the mountain from receiving the Ten Commandments. His assistant, Aaron, has failed to honor God’s vision and Israel has fashioned a golden idol in the form of a shimmering calf. Around this molten god the people dance and denigrate themselves with an orgy. The story ends with over 3,000 dying in a purge.
It was true then and it is true now: Without vision and revelation we do not have the necessary elements to be focused, healthy people.
Jesus cast a vision and revelation to Simon and Andrew: “Follow me (vision), and I will make you (revelation)” (ref. Mt. 4:19). These elements guided the blood brothers until their deaths as martyrs.
Fascinating! The same vision and revelation belongs to us. We are called to know and follow Jesus. Now, that’s a vision! And the revelation? It boggles our hearts and minds: He pledges to make us—form us, build us, equip us.