Daily Archives: May 27, 2018
In April and May, we are reading through the book of the prophet Isaiah. Its major themes are judgment, comfort, and hope, applicable to Jerusalem then in the 8th century B.C. and to us now. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
Spread the Seeds | Marianne Toovey
It’s crazy how this chapter was written centuries before Jesus came to earth, and yet this is exactly how it went down! He did burst from the heavens and come down. The earth did tremble in his presence. Some loved it, some hated it. None of us deserved it, but we were all forever changed as a result.
At the zoo the other day, one of the trees was dropping white, fluffy seeds like crazy. Watching from inside through a window, it was thrilling to see. Almost like snowfall on a green, sunny day! But while we experienced joy, others grumbled. Allergies, mess, etc. Those people went to great lengths to avoid the shower, while we went to dance in it! Funny thing, some seeds stuck to us. So as we walked around the zoo, the seeds were with us and would randomly drop in different places. Sounds a lot like the message of salvation. Some choose to dance in it. Others grumble and try to avoid it. But we are all affected. And some of us even spread it!
Thank You for a beautiful day at the zoo and for the awesome illustration You showed me. I love finding Your nuggets where I least expect it! But most of all, thank You for coming down and changing the world, for the gift of salvation. Equip me to spread the message, regardless of the reaction I receive in doing so. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
The Discover One Thing main website follows a reading plan that goes through the entire Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.