July 22, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on John 1:50, “Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that”
Nathanael, in our reading today, belongs to the doubting sort – unlike Philip, who quickly followed Jesus and excitedly shared the news about him with his mate. But when Jesus told Nathanael something, he couldn’t have known because he wasn’t physically present. Jesus’ supernatural power convinced Nathanael.
Miraculous signs and wonders happen at certain times and places to bring glory to God and to point to Jesus. They are not there so we can build our faith on them, but so we can be strengthened in our faith in God.
God works differently in the life of every believer. Yet all of us witness signs and wonders from God in our time as Christians. We see the miracle of faith developing in a person through the Holy Spirit, and as their life is changed by encountering God. We can see the difference that trust in God makes in the life of people as they practice forgiveness, grace, and love toward others. Walk through your day with your eyes open, and take note of the small and big miracles God works right in front of your nose!
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, open my eyes to the small and great miracles you work around me. Give me a heart of faith and remove my doubts when I question your ability to work miracles. Not my will, but yours be done. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.