Words from the Heart for Sunday November 3rd, 2019
Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”
John 5:19 (NIV)
Whatever the Father Does
Canada’s Fathers of Confederation have been traditionally considered to be the 36 men who represented British North American colonies at three conferences that led to the creation of this country. Although Sir John A. MacDonald is commonly viewed as the chief architect of Confederation there are many others who played key roles – men like George Brown and Sir George-Etienne Cartier. The definition is sometimes expanded to include those who were instrumental in the creation of provinces that joined Confederation later – the western provinces and Newfoundland, as well as the territory of Nunavut.
I once attended a Sonlife Conference and heard something that I have pondered ever since. What was said was “In spite of Jesus being fully God, while He was on earth, he never played the God card.” In other word, the miracles He performed, the truths He taught, the love and compassion He expressed, He did by keeping in such close connection to His Heavenly Father. Jesus taught this truth in John 5:19: “Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” This doesn’t mean that Jesus stopped being fully God. That would have been impossible. But He was also fully human so that He could relate to us and show us how we can be the people that God desires us to be. So He showed His disciples, and us, how it is possible to walk so closely with God that He can work His power in us and through us. That ought to be the goal of every follower of Jesus. How are you deepening your relationship with God today?
These have been words from the heart.