Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023
Jesus saw what God did. The Apostles saw what Jesus Christ did.
So Jesus made answer and said, Truly I say to you, The Son is not able to do anything himself; he is able to do only what he sees the Father doing; whatever the Father does the Son does it in the same way.
For the Father has love for the Son and lets him see everything which he does: and he will let him see greater works than these so that you may be full of wonder.
In the same way, as the Father gives life to the dead, even so the Son gives life to those to whom he is pleased to give it.
The Father is not the judge of men, but he has given all decisions into the hands of the Son;
So that all men may give honour to the Son even as they give honour to the Father. He who gives no honour to the Son gives no honour to the Father who sent him.
Truly I say to you, The man whose ears are open to my word and who has faith in him who sent me, has eternal life; he will not be judged, but has come from death into life. (John 5.19-24 Bible in Basic English (BBE))
Do you think that as Jesus talks of learning what he could do by watching the Father, we can know what we can do from looking to Jesus? Jesus saw what God did. God made it possible for Jesus to see and learn. Jesus allowed the Apostles to see what he could do, and they learned. Through their love and commitment to Jesus and our Father, you can see what you can do through Scripture. You can do so much with faith, most likely more than you may understand. Jesus encouraged the Apostles to believe there was much they could do and accomplish. Why wouldn't it be the same for you?
Loving Lord, you showed Jesus the magnitude of your powers and grace. You allowed him to see, learn, and understand their significance. You allow me to see through the Spirit and Scripture. I don't always understand, but I am eager to learn and grow my capacity to love others through understanding. Father, make me like fine paper absorbing the ink that touches it, allowing it to reflect the value and beauty of the author's thoughts. I am grateful for this opportunity and want to please you with my thoughts and actions. I want to mirror You, Jesus, and the Apostles. With you, I know it is possible. Amen.
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