Devotion

This weekend Patty and I were sharing what we were learning in our quiet time reading the Bible. We got in the habit of doing this every day. She has an app on her phone called YouVersion’s “Verse of the Day.’’ Many people share what a short Bible verse means to them. Takes about 2 minutes. Then, we watch Brooklyn Tabernacle’s “Daily Devotions Online.” That takes about 8 minutes. I recommend taking around 10 minutes out of your day to give you some important things to ponder. At least you might get a different perspective on Born Again Christians.

In my daily personal Bible reading, this occurred to me: Jesus is usually called, being a person in the Trinity, as the “Son of God.” Yet, from the beginning of Creation, He was called the “Word of God.”

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” — John 1:1–3.

That somehow seems very important to me.

Don’t know about you, but I grew up heavily sedated by the babe in a feeding trough. In that initial stage of His development and with such pathetic surroundings, in our minds He can be manipulated, minimalized, and molded into someone insignificant in our lives — perhaps a beautiful illustration. bringing back those childhood memories of shiny things hanging on some wall in the backstreets of our minds.

However, there is a very different picture of Jesus: “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” — Luke 21:25–28

That somehow seems very important to me, too.

Think about it: Rescue from this crumbling world with all its dark places, for one. For two, rescuing us from our own crumbling lives. For three, far far far from being a helpless baby in a small animal shed, Jesus is Lord!

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D L Henderson

Born 1950; HS 1968; Born again 1972; Cornell ILR; Steward, Local President/Business Agent; Husband, father, grandfather; winner/loser/everything in between