Thursday, May 1, 2008

Today's Menu 5/1

John 1:32-34

"Then John gave this testimony: 'I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.' I have seen and I will testify that this is the Son of God'."

I love that John the Baptist recognized that he didn't know anything on his own. He only knew what God revealed to him.

I love riddles and mysteries. I love trying to wrap my head around something and figure out the answer. It's sweetest when I can do so without any hints from someone who already knows the answer. So, I guess what I love is finding the answers to riddles, not the riddles themselves.

The mysteries of God. There is no more amazing or beautiful mystery. But I can't set my mind to figuring it all out. I have to set my mind on Him and ask for the answers. I know nothing that He has not revealed to me.

Thank you, God for all that You've given that I couldn't do on my own. For knowing You at all. For any understanding I have of Your Word. I have no special intelligence or insight by which I've come to find You...You revealed Yourself to me and You open my mind to understand. This is my prayer for my loved ones who don't have a relationship with You. Amen