What does this passage mean to you?
BLOG: It's day 3 of the broken leg, and things are beginning to change. Our morning routines, schedules, and more are being rearranged. It is amazing how one event in our lives can change everything.
Over lunch today, we had a light-hearted discussion as to whose fault this was. But we ended it with a serious but straightforward declaration. Accidents happen; it was no one's fault.
"'Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?' Nathanael asked" (John 1:46a).
Jesus was used to people struggling with the new faith that He was teaching and making a reality. Nathanael, upon his calling as a disciple, asks if anything good can come from the other side of the tracks. He probably thought that a Rabbi of this caliber should be from Jerusalem or some other famous city, not Podunk, Israel.
That's the first thing you need to know about your new life with Christ is - you're somebody. This new normal may not feel comfortable, but I urge you to accept it. God thinks that you are highly valued and precious. You may be from the other side of the tracks with a checkered and embarrassing life to recall. But I am telling you, your new normal isn't built on your past. Your new normal is made on Jesus' future for you.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to accept how You see me and what You want me to be. AMEN