Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023
Can you believe in a thought without seeing something tangible first?
Humans have such a need to see before they believe. In both the Old and New Testaments, you find story after story telling and explaining God's miracles. Over and over, he demonstrates his glory. Yet we still do not want to believe before seeing with our eyes.
Are you sure you have not seen a miracle of the Lord?
Consider the wings of a butterfly opening and closing with grace and color of great beauty. How is it that something so fragile carries the butterfly just long enough to fulfill its mission to find its place to die and, as a result, to bring the next generation to life?
How do fish know where to leave their eggs for fertilization and safety? How do young salmon know what path to follow and instinctively know they must make the journey? There are examples of instinct in all animals and within ourselves. Perhaps instinct is one of the best examples of a God-given miracle, given at our creation because he knew we must have it to survive.
Consider the Bible. Is there a miracle in knowing that a paper book written so long ago has touched so many lives through several thousand years of weather, destruction, location, and language differences? That we can read the word of God and grow through it. We can read the stories Jesus tells and feel the example of his love and sacrifice for us on the cross. Could it be less tangible?
How do you find peace so many days after bowing your head in prayer?
So many things seem to point out God is real, yet many doubt it. Why must you feel that God is only found in the big miracles? Perhaps if we look to the microscopic every day, we will find ourselves overwhelmed with the sights indicating God is real and present with us.
Perhaps you can convince yourself that you do not need to see a modern-day example of God to know. But, without a doubt, he is there with you right now. He, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit surround you with love. They patiently wait on your understanding and action because they love you.
Jesus, you gave yourself for me and all who have and will live on this earth. You are the only example I need to know God's love and creation of this world and all people was real. So today, I ask you to strengthen my knowledge and heart to quickly and readily speak about my certainty. Give me your words, and I will state them. I love you and thank you for loving me before I was born.
Jesus Christ, hear my prayer and ask your Father to help me fully be a child of God. Amen.
a tangle originated by Zentangle, Inc.
Learn how to draw TRIPOLI. This video is from Zentangle® Project Pack #15. Molly Hollibaugh of Zentangle, Inc., tangles TRIPOLI. Fast forward to 17:35 in the video.