Daily downpours keep everything so fresh! Green becomes greener, the air smells more fragrant, the parking lot and sidewalks are washed clean of the day’s debris.
Sometimes we need simple spiritual refreshment. The Word gets a little stale, prayers a little stilted, connect-time a little fuzzy. As I read the very familiar Gospel of John this afternoon I chose to read the New Living Bible – a translation I dearly love. It was like hitting “refresh” on the computer – the paragraphs on the page were revitalized, and the story of Jesus became beautiful and new again.
“From His abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.” For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is Himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us” (John 1:16-18).