I See Your Face
- By Sungeeta Jain
- Published 04/16/2010
Twenty-nine year old Sungeeta Jain was born and raised in the United States of America. Born into a Jain family, Sungeeta did not know the Lord until 1990, when her entire family converted to Christianity. Prior to the family's conversion, on June 14, 1986, Sungeeta and her family were in a devastating car accident that left Sungeeta confined to a wheelchair. At the age of ten, Sungeeta had to relearn how to live her life, from putting on her socks, to moving about using a wheelchair. At the same time, she learned how to believe in herself and trust God. Determined not to let her disability hinder her, Sungeeta graduated from a top engineering college in the US with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. She also went on to get a juris doctorate degree in Law. Out of college she worked as an advisor to two high court judges. She is currently working as an associate in the premier law firm in the the United States. Among the many blessings of God in her life, Sungeeta won the title of Miss Teen of Washington in 1993, becoming the first person in the world in a wheelchair. She was also third runner up in the Miss Teen of America Pageant. Over the years Sungeeta, a Jain Christian has had the privilege of sharing her testimony and about how God has touched her with school children, political figures, churches, hospitals, youth groups and community groups both in India and the United States. God has powerfully moved at all gatherings, healing the sick, delivering the oppressed and filling His people with the baptism and power of the Holy Spirit.
If we saw God everywhere, our lives would completely change. When we were sad, we we would look up and see Jesus smiling at us. I’m sure it wouldn’t take long for the frown to turn upside down. When we were worried, we would turn around to see Jesus’ eyes re-assuring us. Knowing He has our back, we would be able to rest easy. When we were afraid, we would look to our side, and find Jesus walking with us. Feeling Him at our side, we would be able to overcome all fear. When we were hopeless, we would look forward to see Jesus clearing the way. Seeing that our today and tomorrow are in His hands, we would be able to believe once again.
Life would be so much more beautiful if truly everywhere we looked, we saw His face.
And the truth is that God is everywhere and in everything. He is always with us. And if we open our eyes and look, we can see His reflection in all of His creation. We can see His face at every turn. But we have to open our eyes and look.
One of the biggest reasons we do not see God everywhere and in everything is that we don’t have time to see God anywhere. We pack our lives with so many things, that unfortunately, God is often the furthest one from our thoughts. There is work or studies. Then the gym. We can’t forget to schedule time for friends. And we must always remember to do our civic duty. We have family responsibilities. Overtime. Fun and frolic. Where is the time to see His face?
To see His face, we must first seek His face. In the Bible, God clearly tells us: Those who seek Me diligently, will find Me. Proverbs 8:17. So, we must take the time to seek Him…to seek His face. Look for God in every tree, every flower, and every petal. Look for God at every turn, every fork, on every bridge. Look for God in every situation, every joy, and in every sorrow. Look for God in every person, in every friend, in every foe. And everywhere you look, you will see His face.