Friday, January 13, 2012

2012 January 13 - Morning Manna

When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
(John 13:21-25)
Today's Morsel: I have heard many people say that once they reach heaven, the first thing they are going to do is ask Eve and Adam why in the world they ate the forbidden fruit. Then they are going to ask Paul how he was able to endure such pain and suffering. When Jesus said that one of His disciples would betray Him, they wanted to know who it was. So Peter asked John to ask Jesus who it was, since John seemed to be closer to Jesus. And so John said, "Lord, who is it?" Do you question who it is that keeps lying on you? Do you question who it is that every time you want to do good evil comes against you? Do you question who it is that seems to know everything you are going to do before you do it? John seemed to be close to Jesus. He is called the disciple whom Jesus loved. He is the disciple who is exiled to the island of Patmos and given a glimpse into heaven and he is the writer of the book of Revelation. Our lives shouldn't be any different than John's. We should all walk as close to Jesus as we can, and be willing to lay on His breast and hear His heart beat. We should feel so close to Jesus that we can ask Him anything. "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:1-5). The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
Sing: Just to be close to you! Just to be close to you, is my desire! Just to be close to you! Just to be close to you, is my desire.

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