Monday, October 27, 2008

Not much

Wouldnt it be great if it didn't take much to get our faith & our belief stirred up? I thought of this as I was reading in John. In the first chapter, Jesus finds Philip & tells him to follow him. Philip has to run & find his friend Nathanael. As the buddies are chatting it up - Nat (I'll nick name him....I like nick names) is even making fun of Philip saying that this can't be the person that Moses & the prophets talked about. He even makes the comment that nothing good can come out of Nazareth (vs 46)

So here comes Jesus strolling up.....He makes a comment about Nat "Here comes an honest man - a true son of Israel" (vs 47) - Nat is surprised & asks Jesus how he knew that about him.

"Jesus replied, "I could see you under the fig tree before Philip found you" (Vs 48)
Its so funny - Nat's reaction right after that (vs 49) - "Nathanael replied, "Teacher, you are the Son of God - the King of Israel!"

Jesus asked him, "Do you believe all this just because I told you I had seen you under this fig tree?" (vs 50)

YEP.....that's all it took....not much for his faith & belief to kick in.....isn't that awesome!

I think of people who have witnessed miracles, seen the beauty that God has created, see daily works in someone's life - how God loves someone even if they reject him - & yet, they still turn away from Him. But our buddy Nat - it didn't take much for him to know who he was talking to!

That we would always feel the pull of God in our hearts easily & openly in our lives....


  1. I agree Rebecca.

    God gives us so many signs and "happenings" ever day that we could have the same thing happen to us as you told here but we are so closed off to any messages that we could receive from God.

    We need to be looking for the good and looking for the signs instead of always looking for the things that tend to bring us down and depress us!

  2. I think a big this is that "Nat" and Phillip had been waiting for the Savior... and we have forgotten that we are waiting for HIS RETURN!!! Maybe that very thought will change how we look at the work around us!!!!


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