We would see Jesus.

John 12:21

Fain would I my Redeemer see, 

As when extended on the tree, 

He groaned beneath my sinful load, 

He poured out all his sacred blood: 

Above, I want this only sight, 

To view the Lamb by his own light, 

T’ admire the lustre of those scars, 

Which brightens all the morning-stars! 

– Charles Wesley

Selections from Charles Wesley’s Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures (1762) 

Compiled by Kevin W. Greene, West End Presbyterian Church Richmond, VA, www.wepc.org

Venus embraces the Pleiades as seen from Beijing, China, April 3, 2020. Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty images.