But filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 'Look,' he said, 'I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!'
I've never had a vision,
Day dreams perhaps,
But never a vision like Stephen's
a vision of the Risen Christ at the right hand of God.
I have a hard enough time
Seeing my own life clearly
Blurred by pride and fear, ego and ambition
Give me new eyes to see.
By the power of the Holy Spirit,
Give me the corrective lense of Scripture
That I may see the world as you see it.
Grant that I may see the Risen Christ
As the faithful worship together
And in the face of adversity, even persecution,
May I like Stephen proclaim with boldness
The Son of God!