What Jesus Did! 'You'll See It Clearly One Day!' — Mark 4:21-22

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Then Jesus said to them, "Do you take a lamp and hide it under a bowl or under a bed? No! You put the lamp on a lamp table. Everything that is hidden will be made clear. Every secret thing will be made known."
— Mark 4:21-22 NLT
Illustration of Mark 4:21-22 NLT — "Do you take a lamp and hide it under a bowl or under a bed? No! You put the lamp on a lamp table. Everything that is hidden will be made clear. Every secret thing will be made known."

Key Thought

Confusion is one of the more frustrating states of mind. Not seeing clearly, not being able to perceive fully, and not being able to understand leave us feeling silly or stupid. Jesus didn't want his followers to feel any of these. He wanted them to know that all will be revealed about the Kingdom at the proper time. It will be brought to light. He didn't come to hide his message in a darkened room. So our job is to listen and wait, always obeying what we understand and trusting that the confusing matters will be brought to light. Our trust is in Jesus and his promises to reveal. We mustn't let our frustrations with what is concealed steal from us the things that we know today and the blazing light of truth that awaits us in the future.

Today's Prayer

O Father, I need patience. I am not good at waiting. I want all the answers right now. However, dear Father, I know that you have revealed what I need to know right now. Lead me to know your will and your truth more fully even as I am fully known by you. I cling to Jesus' promise, trusting that all will be made known. In his name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Corinthians 13:11-13
  • Matthew 10:26
  • Ephesians 3:5

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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.

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