Daily Devotion on John 1:50-51
Text: John 1:50-51
What I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall the first time Nathanael met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Up walks skeptical Nathanael to a man who was about to change his life; he didn’t really want to be there, but Philip had asked him to “come and see” so simply to shut Philip up he came along.
“I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you,” said Jesus to Nathanael. I don’t know if it was the way he said it, the look in his eye or if more was said, but this simple phrase was enough to prompt a beautiful declaration of faith from a man who just moments before was a skeptic. “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.”
At some point all of us were in Nathanael’s shoes, skeptically approaching our Lord and Savior at the invitation of one of his believers. Just like Nathanael, once we had seen Jesus’ loving arms opened to embrace us all skepticism disappeared.
Jesus isn’t satisfied with just showing you a passing glimpse of his love. Just like Nathanael, greater things are yet to come. We someday will see the beautiful scene that Jacob saw at Bethel. We will someday see face to face Jesus in all of his glory. The best is truly yet to come for us who have found peace in Christ. Jesus return on the last day will be a sight for sore eyes. Talk about a comforting message! If you think Jesus love is peaceful now, just wait until you see him on the last day!
Prayer: Heavenly Father forgive all the times we let doubt creep into our hearts. We know that Jesus has done wonderful things for us. We know we can trust you to fulfill your promise to show us even more amazing things. Help us keep our eyes focused on the salvation that is ours at the end of days. Give us peace on this earth knowing that better days are yet to come. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.