When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though I were dead.
He touched me with his right hand. “Don’t be afraid,” he said.
It is when we fall at Jesus’s feet, in realization of just who he is, that we are touched by him.
Throughout Scripture, this is the response to a true encounter with greatness, with Divinity, with our Creator.
You’re not moved to trembling, falling down on your face, or uncontrollable silence by an encounter with a mere idea, but with a person of greatness.
And you’re typically not falling at Jesus’s feet when you’re debating intellectually on who he might be.
But when you realize just who Jesus is, as described in this chapter, you can’t help but react in dumbfounded submission. Something in you permanently shifts. Reality has been shaken and discovered to be different than you thought.
When you see him, you will fall at his feet.
Then you are awake.
Then you are alive.
Believing will lead to seeing, and seeing will lead to submission.