Updated: Nov 21
Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023
Jesus walked up to Simon and Andrew. If you had seen a man approach and ask you to follow him, would you have gone?
And when he was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, whose other name was Peter, and Andrew, his brother, who were putting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men. And straight away they let go the nets and went after him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother, in the boat with their father, stitching up their nets; and he said, Come. And they went straight from the boat and their father and came after him. (Matthew 4.18-25 Bible in Basic English (BBE))
What would you have thought if you had seen a man approach and ask you to follow him? Seems inconceivable that the first disciples would drop everything and go. Then when you think about what they were seeing, it is a little more understandable.
People say the disciples saw miracles, and as a result, they believed. We may not see the miracles that the disciples did, but there are still opportunities to see miracles today. Open your heart, mind, and eyes to recognize them, they are there. Is there, not one thing in your or others' lives that cannot be explained? Could that be a miracle or gift from the Lord? The gifts are like seeds scattered through our lives. Sometimes they blossom into something marvelous. Other times they lay waiting to germinate at the just right time.
Father, I like the idea that you have planted a garden in me throughout my life. That garden blooms at just the right moment to show your brilliance and majesty. I hope that I am a seed sown into others' lives for your purpose, sprouting and bringing your beauty to life for others. This thought moves me, and I am grateful that you are the loving Father that you are. Let me blossom at your will and at the right time to do your good. Amen.
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