What Jesus Did! 'Only Jesus' — John 3:13

Monday, February 14, 2022

[Continuing his talk with Nicodemus, Jesus said,] "No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man has come down from heaven."
— John 3:13 NLT

Key Thought

What is something that only you can do? Now think for a moment; is it really something only you can do? No one else in the world can do it? No one else but you has ever done it? There are things that only Jesus could do. Only Jesus was part of heaven and came to earth as a human. Jesus is the only person who is one with the Father. Only one was sent from the Father's side to return there in glory. There are many reasons to believe and obey the words that Jesus says. He reminds us of one very important reason: He was sent from heaven as the Word of God to speak the words of God to us. He came with heavenly authority and heavenly identity. Only he is the Son. Only he is truly from heaven. Only Jesus!

Today's Prayer

Father, in my frustrations, trials, disappointments, discouragements, and fears, pull my heart close to Jesus. Holy God, in my failures, sins, rebellious moments, and weakness in the face of temptation, please bring me back to my Savior. I recognize that my hope, my future, my salvation, and my glory are found only in Jesus. Even now, dear Father, I am thankful that as I pray, he is at your side and makes my heart fully known before the throne of grace, so I pray in his name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 14:6-11
  • John 8:42
  • John 13:1-5


Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Monday, February 14, 2022

A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"Dear Disciple, Don't miss this truth: "The Son of Man didn't come to ruin the lives of people, but He came to liberate them." No matter what happens...."
Features the apostle Paul's writings turned into daily, powerful prayers.
"Dear Father, king of banquets, May I enter your halls wearing the appropriate garment, the righteousness of Jesus Christ, not that of my own making....."
A one-year devotional guide through the book of Acts.
"Peter and John looked at [the lame man] intently, and Peter said, "Look at us!" The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. But Peter....."
A daily dose of Christian quotes to inspire and encourage.
"Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new."


Illustration of John 3:13 NLT — [Continuing his talk with Nicodemus, Jesus said,] "No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man has come down from heaven."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.