Do you see?

The violinist in this video is world-famous. Her name is Lindsey Stirling.  The setting is lower Manhattan, New York City, 14th Street East side train station. The L train crosses there, too, but this platform is fairly plain and uninteresting. And most of the people are uninterested in Lindsey Stirling.  If it were another setting, say Carnegie Hall, or Broadway just a couple miles up north, the applause would have been riveting. But it wasn't. The setting was the subway platform. Players are a dime a dozen.  I wonder what her busking produced that afternoon.

She is playing the world-famous music of Leonard Cohen, "Hallelujah!" But no one stops. At least not on the edited version we see.

A year ago somebody on the Facebook page of "Gospel of Jesus" uploaded this video with this caption: She is very famous by violin, but when she play violin on subway no one recogenized her. How about Jesus? Can you see Jesus when he is behind you?

Lindsey finishes the song and has some words with her internet audience. The words she shares and the caption of the video ask a similar question... "Do you see?" Whether it's the gift to which she alludes or the Gift of Eternal Life that the captioner wrote... we often miss the forest for the trees.

During Christmas/ Advent people sing the carol, "Do you hear what I hear?" It's not that we who hear or we who see are special, or better. We have been privileged to see the beauty that is the Savior of the world, the Son of Man, Yeshua, the Messiah. Born of a virgin, in a stable in Bethlehem in Judea, not far from Jerusalem.  And God opened our ears to learn the truths of the Bible. We are very grateful people.

Can you hear? Don't miss the performer. Don't miss the sounds of the violin. Don't miss the salvation that God extends to us in His messiah.

"He that has an ear, let him hear." (Yeshua, 7 times in the book of the Revelation)
"Listen, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is (that) one" (Deut. 6.4)

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