Scripture Thought

“Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”- John 21:25 (NIV)

This scripture seems funny to me in some ways now. Maybe Jesus didn’t know about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and others that placed this iPad in my hand. The worldwide web is the whole world. I’m just sitting with my imagination running away with book thought of the many other things Jesus did.

Where have I seen God’s small miracles daily working in my life and the lives of others? I think I missed part B of my study verse, “for the books that would be written.”

I’m seeing our lives are so precious in His sight that we are a book in writing. Hey, would you like to read your own book? 📔📕📗📚

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4 thoughts on “Scripture Thought

  1. I have so mentally, emotionally, and verbally enjoyed my meditative dialogue with myself and others on thinking of all these books that have yet be written. As John writes, ‘books that would be written.”

    I am one that believes without a doubt we all have a story. Maybe we are not able to verbalize or write our own stories. But, when we meet a hearer of the heart ❤️ and they have great love ❤️ as demonstrated by Jesus Himself in drawing stories from within a soul our stories might implode.

    One story we might think of where such a story became book worthy is found in John 1:48, where Jesus found a way to get Nathaniel to enter a book. “”How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael story; vs 47) When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, He said of him, “Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is no deceit.” 48) “How do You know me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus replied, “Before Philip called you, I saw you” under the fig tree. 49) “Rabbi,” Nathanael answered, “You are the Son of God! You are King of Israel!”… And, guess what the story surely didn’t start this way. We read that Nathaniel’s heart and words were not complimentary to Jesus at all. …45) Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law, the One whom the prophets foretold—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46) “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. 47) When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, He said of him, “Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is no deceit.”…What a story? What a book? Ended well!

  2. “What a story? What a book? Ended well!”
    This story, Sara, and you thoughts and writings sure provide a lot to think on.

    As I was thinking on your question, “Hey, would you like to read your own book?”, one thought came to mind. I really desire to read about myself in one book in particular. The name of that book is The Lamb’s Book of Life (described with qualifications in Rev. 21:27 and Rev 20:15) and when it is read I would like to hear/see that my name is there.

  3. “Debi, how does one’s name qualified for the book you speak of?”

    From my limited understanding, some of the primary qualifiers are “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16); and “If you love me, you will keep my commandments”. (John 14:15) as well as “He who overcomes shall inherit all things and I will be his God and he shall be My son.(Rev 21:7)

    “But I am sure reading a lot of ways to be disqualified from having your name in The Book in Rev 21:8… “But the cowardly, unbelieving,abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” and in vs 27: “But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie”.

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