When we approach Jesus as an historical figure, a vague entity, or an image on stained glass, our relationship with him can become one that occurs on our own terms. We feel as though we can choose when, how long, and the depth to which he can take part in our lives. But when we invite him into our car ride home from church, into our living rooms, and into our messy lives, we invite a different experience altogether.
—Angela D. Schaffner, Revealed: What the Bible Can Teach You About Yourself (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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The Word became flesh
and made his home among us.
We have seen his glory,
glory like that of a father’s only son,
full of grace and truth.
—John 1:14 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Search me and make me teachable.
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