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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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

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 to speak the words of God to us as the Word of God. 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 Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

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


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.

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.