“That They Which See Not Might See”

Friday, July 19, 2019. 3:08 PM.

“That They Which See Not Might See”

“And Jesus said, ‘For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.’ And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, ‘Are we blind also?’ And Jesus said unto them, ‘If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, ‘We see; therefore your sin remaineth.’ “ -John 9:39-41 Schofield Study Bible (KJV).

“If you were blind . . . “   -John 9:35-41 NIV.

-John 3:5-21. [about being born again]

Marky Maybe knocks on Lise’s door again come Saturday mornin’.

And Lise opens the door . . .

Marky: “Hi Lise. I got a song for you to listen to; but please understand even ifin’ it’s a very pretty love song, Lise, don’t you go getting too serious ‘bout me, ok, Lise. Don’t you be goin’ ga ga over me, Ok? Remember, om jst a 5 year old boy. I don’t know nuthin’ yet  ‘bout luv.”

Lise: “OK marky maybe or marky maypo . . .  whatever your name is, kiddo. What’s the song ya got for me, babie?”

Marky: “Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole – When I Fall In Love”

Lise listens to the song. And then she asks marky a question: “marky, why you doin’ this?”

Marky: “Doin’ what?”

Lise: “Bringing me this love song to listen to, ifin’ you think you’re too young for love?”

Marky: “Well Lise, ifin’ I’m too serious I supposin’ you’ll just take a big long breath and roll your eyes as ifin’ your bored and tell me to grow up and close your door.”

Lise: “I got an idea, marky. Spossin’ you come on in here and we go into the livin’ room together and I’ll try playin’ some piano music for you, honey?”

Mark: “OK, Lise.”

So, Lise and marky go into the livin’ room. And Lise sits at the piano. And marky sits on the couch. And Lise begins to play this music:

 “Too Young” Nat King Cole”

After Lise finishes playing the music she turns to see how marky is doing – as she remembers the last time he had listened to her sister, Andree, playing on the piano. And marky is weeping again — just like the last time. So, she walks over to the couch and sits down beside marky.

Lise: “Marky, why you weepin’ again?”

Marky: “Lise, remember in the Bible about the circumcision of the heart?”

Lise: “What do you mean, Mark?”

“A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man’s praise is not from men, but from God.” -Romans 2:28-29. NIV Study Bible.

Mark: “I guess I ain’t got too much coverin’ my heart, anymore, Lise.”

Lise: “What would you like to do, Mark?”

Mark: “I’d like to dance with you again, Lise. Maybe it would comfort my heart to dance with you – like putting a soothing ointment on an open wound. Maybe it would be healing.”

Lise: “Why, Mark?”

Mark: “Maybe I’d feel better that way, Lise.”

Lise: “What way, Mark?”

Mark: “Close to you, Lise. Comfortingly close to you, Lise.”

“Close to You – Carpenters with Lyrics”

Lise: “I have another question, Mark.”

Mark “What is it, Lise?”

Lise: “Why you a tryin’ to be in love with someone so far away from you?”

Mark: “What far away from you you mean, Lise?”

Lise: “I’m livin’ clear across the Atlantic Ocean from you, marky. I’m in Old England! – And you’re in New England! We’re oceans apart, Mark!”

“Oceans Apart (with lyrics)”

Mark: “Well, Lise, maybe that’s the only way I feel safe about bein’ in love. All I have to do is write about it.”

“All I Have To Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers – Lyrics”

Lise: ”Why you afraid to do more than only write ‘bout bein’ in love, Mark?”

Mark: “Well, Lise, I guess I gotta confess somethin’ else now.”

Lise: “What is it, Mark?”

Mark: “I’m not really 5 years old no more, Lise.”

Lise: “How old are you, Mark?”

Mark: “67. And you know what, Lise? ’67 was the “Impossible Dream” year of the Boston Red Sox. And Israel had an historic and God Almighty year in ’67, too. And someone’s address was 1067 way back when she was a livin’ in my hometown – instead of England.”

The Impossible Dream-Brian Stokes Mitchell (W/ Lyrics)

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.’” -Matthew 19:26 KJV.

“Luther Vandross The impossible dream with lyrics”

“Man of La Mancha (film)”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_La_Mancha_(film)

Lise: “Well, I have a confession to make, too. I’m not 5 years old anymore, either, Mark. I’m just a few years younger than you.”

Mark: “So, does that mean we can’t dance?”

Lise: “We can still dance, Mark.”

Mark: “How, Lise? How we gonna dance when we’re an ocean apart? We got the Atlantic Ocean between us! I can’t swim that far – whether I’m  5 or 67 – even ifin I was in the YMCA and took swimmin’ lessons. I just can’t do it.”

Lise: “We just have to use our imagination and dance in the Spirit, that’s all.”

Mark: “How do we do that, Lise?”

Lise: “It’s as easy as a kiss, Mark.”

Mark: “Lise?”

Lise: “Yes, Mark?”

Mark: “Would you kiss me in the Spirit? So, I understand what you mean? And then we can dance after, maybe? And even ifin I still don’t understand . . . I think I’d enjoy a kiss anyway. Maybe it isn’t true that “A Kiss Is Just a Kiss.” Maybe it’s more than that . . . “

Lise: “Well, what else could it be, then?”

Mark: “It could be heavenly, Lise.”

Lise: “OK Mark. Try to imagine this, if you please: I’m putting my arms around you, right now. OK?”

Mark: “OK, Lise.”

Lise: “And now I’m kissing you. Can you open the eyes of your understanding, Mark? And can you see me kissing you right now on your mouth as we sit on the couch holding each other?”

Mark: “I wish I could, Lise; but, I don’t really know how.”

Lise: “Then, maybe we need to pray about it. Would you like to pray to God in Jesus’ Name with me for His help in learnin’ to kiss and to dance in the Spirit?”

Mark: “Yes, Lise. I would like to pray with you.”

Lise: “OK, mark. Pray this with me in your heart and soul and spirit: “Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, Mark and I would like to ask that you allow us to kiss and dance together in the Spirit.”

God: “According to My Word in Psalm 24 — and in answer to your request: In the Name of mine only-begotten Son, Jesus, I hereby open the doors and the gates of your hearts so that the Lord your God may come in to bring you two together in My Spirit, to kiss and to dance, in My Love.”

“My Love by Petula Clark w/ lyrics”

Mark: “Yes, Lise. I can see that now. I can imagine it. And I can feel it, too.”

Lise: “How does it feel, Mark?”

Mark: “It feels comforting, Lise.”

Lise: “Anything else?”

Mark: “It feels exciting, too. And Lise?”

Lise: Yes, Mark?”

Mark: “That music that Andree played on the piano a few weeks ago is coming to mind again.”

Lise: “What music was that, Mark?”

Mark: [As the Deer – piano instrumental hymn with lyrics]

Lise: “Mark, are you going to publish this?”

Mark: “Ifin’ the Lord wants me to, I better do it.”

Lise: “And why would the Lord want you to do that?”

Mark: “Maybe He wants people to understand that love can be spiritual, too.”

Lise: “Why, Mark?”

Mark: “Jesus said that God is a Spirit and that those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”

“Jesus declared, ‘Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.’

“The woman said, ‘I know that Messiah (called Christ) is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.’”

“Then Jesus declared, ‘I who speak to you am he.’” -John 4:21-26. NIV Study Bible.

“In Christ Alone – piano instrumental cover with lyrics”

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – piano instrumental cover with lyrics

“Perry Como – And I Love You So (Lyrics)”

“Killing me Softly Perry Como Lyrics”

“Fly me to the moon- Nat King Cole”

“Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love (Lyrics)”

“All I Have To Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers – Lyrics”

“More Than I Can Say – Leo Sayer”

“JUDY COLLINS – SEND IN THE CLOWNS”

“HONEY (Lyrics) – BOBBY GOLDSBORO”

“You Really Got a Hold on Me by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles lyrics”

“Lowrider Oldies-I’m Your Puppet (with lyrics)”

“Spiritual Blindness”

John 9:35-41

“For the good times – Perry Como”

Lise: “Marky baby?”

Mark: “Yes, Lise?”

Lise: “Do you want to dance with me now, honey babe?”

Mark: “Yes, Lise.”

Lise: “What kind of dancing you want to do, marky?”

Mark: “The kind where we move slowly and sweetly and I can move with you, with every move you make, Lise.”

Lise: “What kinda music you want to listen to while we dance slow, marky?”

Mark: “How ’bout piano music, Lise?”

Lise: “Piano music seems to make you cry, marky. You want to cry while we dance?”

Mark: “Yes, I want to cry in your arms as we dance, Lise.”

Lise: “Why you want to cry in my arms as we dance, marky?”

Mark: “Maybe while crying in your arms, Lise, the doors and gates will open and the Lord God who is Love and Light and Spirit will come in, the Lord of glory is His name in the book of Psalms 24.”

Lise: “And why you want the Lord God of glory to come inside you, marky?”

Mark: “Believe it’s the way it should be, Lise. He tells us in his Holy Scriptures to do that, to lift up our gates and let Him come in.”

“Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors,

that the King of glory may come in.

“Who is this King of glory?

The LORD strong and mighty,

The LORD mighty in battle.

“Lift up your heads, O you gates;

lift them up, you ancient doors,

that the King of glory may come in.

“Who is he, this King of glory?

the LORD Almighty —

he is the King of glory.” -Psalm 24:7-10 NIV Study Bible.

Lise: “And will I come in, too, marky?”

Mark: “Yes, Lise. You come in, too. It is in love with you that this happens to us.”

Lise: “Alright then, Mark. Let’s dance together. What piano music do you suppose might make you cry and make your heart open, marky?”

Mark: “Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love (Official Video) (VOD)”

Lise: “Marky, that isn’t piano music!”

Mark: “Well, that version really moves me, Lise.”

Lise: “OK then, we’ll dance to that music and see what it does to you, and to us.”

So, Lise and marky begin to slowly dance together while listening to “The Power of Love.” And after a minute of dancing, Lise looks at marky’s face to see if he’s weeping. And he is.

Lise: “marky, you’re weeping alright. I can see your tears coming down your cheeks.”

Mark: “Let’s keep dancing, Lise. It feels real sweet to me to cry while listening to a love song.”

Lise: “OK marky. We’ll dance together as long as you like, darling. Hey Marky?”

Mark: “Yes Lise?”

Lise: “I’m feeling the sweetness, too. I never felt that before, marky. I like it. Love songs never did that to me before. I had no idea . . .  maybe I’m going to weep too . . . just like you. And maybe my gates and doors will open as yours do, marky.”

Mark: “What you just said, Lise, reminds me of something Nat King Cole said in his song “When I Fall In Love.”

Lise: “What did he say?”

Mark: “And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too is when I fall in love with you.”

Mark: “Lise, I just noticed something.”

Lise: “What did you notice?”

Mark: “I was mixed up about the Scripture about the gates and doors and lifting up.”

Lise: “What mix up?”

Mark: “We are the gates and the ancient doors; and we are to lift up our heads.”

A minute of silence passes by.

Lise: “Marky? Are you still with me, honey?”

Mark: “Still with you, Lise.”

Lise: “Is your heart feeling comforted, marky?”

Mark: “Yes, Lise.”

Lise: “Marky, I want to kiss you while we’re dancing, if you’re willing,”

Marky: “I’m willing, Lise.”

So, Lise and marky kiss as they continue to dance. And Lise thinks of another love song to play.

Lise: “Mark, I’m remembering another love song.”

Mark: “Which one, Lise?”

Lise: “This Is My Song.”
Mark: “Let’s listen to it, Lise, while we continue to dance and kiss in the Spirit.”

Mark: “Lise, I believe we need to dance like this often. This goal of our hearts opening may need practice – like daily prayer – perhaps we need to do this daily. Dancing in love together, daily.”

Mark: “And Lise, I have a question about the video accompanying the song: “The Power of Love.”

Lise: “What question?”

Mark: “I don’t understand the significance of the intrigue.”

Lise: “What intrigue?”

Mark: “Those men at the waterfront who are involved in some unknown business. And the man they take and place him with his back against the wall. And later, that man gets hit by a car. Was he deliberately set up to get hit? And why? And did the singer have anything to do with the intrigue?”

Lise: “I don’t know.”

Mark: “And now I’m recalling another song, a hymn.”

Lise: “What hymn?”

Mark: “God Moves in A Mysterious Way with Lyrics”

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