DAY 26 /iPad Journaling through John / with SHE READS TRUTH app
Day 26 / John Study / She Reads Truth
THE ASCENDED LORD
“In this last chapter of John’s Gospel, we see the risen Christ doing more of what He’d done all along: love and serve, invite and forgive. In fact, John ends his account of Jesus’ life by stating there were so many more things that Jesus did, “if they were written one by one, I suppose not even the world itself could contain the books that would be written” (John 21:25). Volume after volume of love and service. Book after book of invitation and forgiveness.” -ERIN DAVIS
I really love the story Erin shared about her Jammie breakfast. What a sweet act of service her sister from church extended! But something else touched me about that story…the fact that Erin accepted that unusual request. Like she admitted, it is so often difficult for any of us to accept help…it means being honest about the fact that we actually NEED help. This IS NOT a SHAMEFUL revelation! We ALL DO need help. We need more than help, we need a SAVIOR.
Isn’t it so hard to believe that our GOD, our KING, our SAVIOR and LORD, chooses to SERVE Us?!!!!!! Time and time again, I have to remind myself of this…like pinching myself to wake up, because something is just too good to be true. It would be like one of us showing up at the house of someone who had hurt and betrayed us, to clean their house and make them dinner. I haven’t done that lately:)
How can we accept the precious gift of life and do any less?
The only way that we can serve unselfishly, is through the power of Christ in us. We have to intentionally set aside our STUBBORN will to ASK for it out of love and thanksgiving.
Jesus doesn’t ask us to do anything He hasn’t already done before us.
MAN, DO I NEED THIS “SMACK” ON A DAILY BASIS! WAKE UP SUE!!
In serving, we model Jesus, and grow to be more like Him…moving towards the FULLNESS of Joy, He intended for us to experience.