Monday, January 3

The Source of LIFE

Read John 1

From Just Give me Jesus by Anne Graham Lotz

It can be mind boggling to contemplate the vastness of the universe, from the greatest star to the smallest particle. It is so vast that astronomers are now saying that it stretches beyond what we are capable of measuring, even with sophisticated telescopes like the Hubble. And every bit of it was created by the Living Word of God, Who, even as He hung the stars in space, counted them and called them each by name!

Not only did He create objects of massive size, but He also created such minute, delicate, intricate things as snowflakes, no two of which are the same. He created:

atoms and angels and ants,

crocodiles and chiggers and clouds,

elephants and eagles and electrons,

orchids and onions and octopuses,

frogs and feathers and sea foam,

diamonds and dust and dinosaurs,

raindrops and sweat drops,

dewdrops and blood drops,

and me! And you!

The greatness of His power to create and design and form and mold and make and build and arrange defies the limits of our imagination. And since He created everything, there is nothing beyond His power to fix or mend of heal or restore.

Years ago, a man was driving his car down the road when the engine coughed and wheezed and sputtered before stalling. Try as he might, the driver could not restart the engine. Finally, he stood glaring at it, and, in frustration, kicked the tire. Just then, a long, sleek, polished black limousine pulled up beside him. The chauffeur hastily jumped out and opened the back door from which stepped and elegantly dressed gentleman. The gentleman asked the driver what the problem seemed to be. The exasperated man replied he had no idea; the car had just quit running. The gentleman asked to have a look for himself under the hood of the car. The man scoffed at the idea of such a finely dressed man having any knowledge of the mechanics of a car’s engine, but the gentleman persisted in his offer. Since no one else had stopped to help, the driver skeptically accepted the assistance and threw open the hood.

The gentleman leaned over the engine, twisted a few wires, tapped a few cables, and tightened a few plugs. Then he told the driver to try to start the car once again. This time, the engine responded immediately.

As he closed the hood of the car, the driver turned to the gentleman and thanked him profusely. Then he inquired, “By they way, what is your name?”

The gentleman replied simply, “Henry Ford.”

Henry Ford had made the car, so he knew exactly what was wrong with the car and how to fix it! Jesus Christ is the One by Whom, for Whom, through Whom everything was made. Therefore He knows what’s wrong in your life and how to fix it.

Is your heart broken? Does your life need mending? Who or what do you know that needs “fixing?” Jesus, as Creator of life, knows how to make it work. Let him take charge. Give Him the authority to put it right. Having brought everything into existence that exists, He has never become bored with or distracted from or unconcerned about His creation. The Living [Word] personally hovers over all He has created, giving it His full attention.

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