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Devotions for Life

When The Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary

“But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus’ feet, saying, ‘Go away from me Lord,
for I am a sinful man, O Lord!'” (Luke 5:8).
It seemed to be just an ordinary day for fishermen. They returned from fishing and were
mending their nets for another venture into the lake that night, On this occasion, Jesus was there.
His presence turns the ordinary into something extraordinary. Happens every time. People come to hear Jesus and things happen. They pressed him to the point that he got into Peter’s boat and had
him push off a little ways off shore. He sat down in the boat and taught the large crowd. No man
ever taught like this man. He looked ordinary but the message was not ordinary.


Unpleasant Tasks

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or
knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going” (Eccl 9:10).
Nobody said everything in life would be easy. Sometimes an unpleasant task confronts us.
Personally, my natural tendency is to delay those duties. But procrastination never
accomplishes the job. In most cases, it merely multiplies the misery.


Lessons From A Crow

Ponder: What can we learn from other living things?
Scripture: “The ox knows its owner, and the donkey his master’s crib; but Israel does not know,
My people do not consider” (Isaiah 1:3, NKJV).
Edgar Allan Poe would have loved it. While I worked with two different congregations,
crows have landed in front of the church building and “rapped at my chamber door.” Actually,
one rapped on a glass door, and the other on a window, but that’s close enough. In each place,
the crow thought his own reflection was a rival crow, so he pecked, jumped, and flapped at it.
This made it appear that his own reflection was attacking him, which perpetuated the rather
comical activity. Do our feathered friends have anything to teach us? I think so . . .