That follower is the one that is telling these things. He is the one that has now written these things. We know that what he says is true. There are many other things that Jesus did. If every one of these things were written down, I think the whole world would not be big enough for all the books that would be written.
— John 21:24-25 NLT
Jesus' greatness is too big for the world to contain. Why? Because Jesus did many great deeds when he was here. He also is continuing to do those great deeds through his people and for the people of the world. But even though the world cannot contain the book that recorded all the good things that Jesus did, Jesus did walk on our planet, look up at our stars, and face our mortal frailties so we could see God. Why? Three reasons are especially important to John: 1. Jesus loves us, as does his Father. 2. We need Jesus' love, mercy, grace, example, message, and truth. 3. The Father wanted Jesus to come and reveal himself to us. So as we near the end of the year and as we come to the end of this Gospel, let's never forget that we are loved, that we need Jesus, and that Jesus did what he did to honor the Father. Those are pretty good things with which to end the year. They may be even better things with which to begin the new one! God bless you as you seek to know and to follow the Lord Jesus in the New Year ahead.
Father, as I finish this year, I know there are ways I have failed you. However, dear Father, I also know that you have moved me closer to you through a deeper knowledge and walk with your Son. I look forward to the Spirit's transforming work in me in the year ahead, and trust that you will continue that work in me until you call me home. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Related Scripture Readings
- Philippians 1:6
- Philippians 2:13
- 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
About This Devotional
What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows 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.