Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, "Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."
When I was growing up, television offered three standard stations and a fuzzy, unpredictable UHF band for America's viewing pleasure. There were no VCRs, DVDs, and, most certainly, no Tivos. If your parents made plans for the evening that your favorite show aired, you could hope to catch the rerun during the summer that seemed an eternity away or you could simply kiss it good-bye and hope your friends could fill you in the next day. Although the latter was better than nothing, it could not replace the experience of being there, seeing, hearing, and experiencing the show for yourself.
The prophets and kings about whom Jesus speaks were allowed only sneak peeks and enticing previews of the coming Messiah's "show" through predictions in the Old Testament. The disciples are blessed because they are present with Jesus for every live-action episode of the greatest story ever told. They are His friends-in-the-flesh, believers, the first Christians who later wrote the screenplay we call the Gospels. Thanks to them, we can see and hear our Lord as though we, too, are present with Him on every page of the New Testament.
Are you watching the show where the re-runs are always available and never grow old or tiresome, guaranteed? Open your Bible! Read! See and hear! Be blessed!
Psalms 101, 109:1-4 (5-19), 20-30 or 119:121-144