Anglican Daily Fountain 31st January 2024 (Devotional Today)
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TOPIC: CRISIS AS OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK JESUS
TEXT: John 4: 46-54(KJV)
4:46. So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
4:47. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
4:48. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
4:49. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
4:50. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
4:51. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.
4:52. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
4:53. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.
4:54. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.
Anglican Daily Fountain 31st January 2024 STUDY:
One of the crises we face in life is illness. Where illness occurs, especially if it is terminal, family members are usually concerned and troubled. This is the case with the royal officer who rushed in from Capernaum to invite Jesus to his house to heal his son who was at the point of death. Jesus did not accept to go with the man, instead He said to him: “Go, your son lives.” The man obeyed and by the time he got home, his son was healed and at the exact time Jesus made the pronouncement. This miracle led to the salvation of the whole household, as they believed the Lord Jesus (v.53).
We all face crises of different kinds in life-unemployment, poverty, illness, persecutions, hardships, family unrest, disappointments, deaths, etc. However, each crisis is an opportunity to seek the Lord for His intervention and salvation. God often makes use of such crises in our lives to make us seek Him in ways that we would never have done if the crises had not occurred. His promises are yea and amen and should be believed. When you seek and believe Him in such difficult times, God will not only intervene in the crisis, but also draw you into deeper relationship with Him.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, incline my heart to fervently seek You, not only during crisis but even after, Amen