Thursday evening was the perfect night for a little fire in my new fire pit. My son and daughter-in-law, Preston and Tracy and I sat around the fire enjoying toasted marshmallows and of course s’mores. It brought back memories of the past and campfires with teenagers we worked with, along with other youth counselors and my husband, Autry, tending the fires all night long.
As the evening went on and I sat alone, I couldn’t help but wonder if Jesus’ disciples may have gathered around a fire at the end of a long day after watching Jesus perform one miracle after another and sharing their thoughts of all that transpired that day. I can only imagine what some of those thoughts may have been:
“Can you believe that; there were only 5 loaves and 2 fish and yet Jesus fed about 5,000 people, and there were 12 baskets left over? I can’t get over that. He must be God!”
“That storm scared me to death, but then when we saw what we thought was a spirit scared me even more until we realized it was Jesus. But He was walking on the water. He calmed that wind and waves right before our very eyes. Amazing! He must be God!”
“What about all those people who were sick or lame in the streets. Did you see them all? May of them just touched the border of Jesus’ garment and they were healed. Wow! He must be God!”
What do you think about at the end of your day? Do you remind yourself how good Jesus has been to you, how he protected you, how He provided for you, how He led you, how He gave you joy, peace and comfort in spite of some difficult situation? Do you realize that daily none of these things “just happen” other than the fact He must be God!
When Jesus asked His disciples, Whom do men say that I am? Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” Matt. 16:13, 16. If Jesus were to ask you that same question, how would you answer?
Before closing your eyes tonight remind yourself of all Jesus has done for you today and thank Him for who He is and all He has done for you.