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Jesus Will Provide What You Need

Look and see if you're looking for the wrong things in the right places, or maybe the right things in the wrong places. If so, look for Jesus.


Our verse for today comes from Mark 16:6, ” But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen. He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.’ “


We all know the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the Christmas hero who was born with a glowing red nose. In the classic animated television movie, Rudolph’s father is embarrassed by his son’s unfortunate uniqueness and endeavors to cover it up and keep it concealed. But one day, while playing with the other young reindeer, Rudolph’s false nose pops off, and his deception is revealed. Immediately, all the other bucks turn on him, ridiculing him and calling him names. Rejected and despondent, Rudolph decides to run away from home. But as time passes while he wanders, he continues to grow and mature, and eventually Rudolph realizes that he cannot run away from his problems, and returns home. Dashing into the cave that was his home, Rudolph is met with an empty silence. Then, Santa arrives and informs Rudolph that his parents are not home, but have been gone for months, looking for him.


It’s not uncommon for each of us to experience a tough patch from time to time. While we generally don’t run away, our hearts and minds can stray and wander, and our devotion can wane or become stale. Sometimes, doubt and fear even creep in. And while Satan is pleased with our season of despair, he is not against us seeking comfort and hope, as long as we seek it in the wrong places. He is more than willing to enlarge our circle of friends and even fill up our calendars with events at church, if along the way we miss out on spending time with and seeking a relationship with Jesus. He’ll encourage us to go back to places we once went in the hopes of rekindling something that used to be, if it keeps us from pouring out our hearts to the Savior, who alone has the answer that we need. If you’ve been looking, but what you’ve found hasn’t lived up to your expectations, then it’s clear that you’re missing out on Jesus. He may not take away your uniqueness, but He will be for you just what you need for your unique situations.


As we seek Him today, look and see if you’re looking for the wrong things in the right places, or maybe the right things in the wrong places. If so, look for Jesus.

AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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