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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.


A Thoughtful Brightness

“At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me” (Acts 26:13).
In this last of three accounts of Saul’s (Paul’s) conversion (chapters 9, 22), we have a fuller account of what Jesus said and how Saul was commissioned to preach to the Gentiles (Acts 26:16, 18). This was an unimaginable light, since it eclipsed the light of the sun itself and was not only on Paul, but all who were with him.


Fishing For Faith

“And have mercy on some who are doubting; save others, snatching them out of the fire” (Jude 22-23).
Christ’s followers, and preachers in particular, learn early in their experiences that not all want to be or will be saved, and must console themselves in their best effort. Though far fetched, I’ve compared soul saving with fishing the many streams and ponds in my boyhood area. Fortunately, I had an uncle who visited most of the favorite spots and had equipment enough for me and my aunt, who not only was avid in hooking, but cooking as well.