Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Devotion
“You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.” (John 8:41)
Ah, when we do not like something, accuse the one who has confronted us with something distasteful. Mary was with child before she married Joseph. Therefore (not knowing of the immaculate conception) they discounted that Jesus was anyone to listen to. But they bore false witness by proclaiming that they worship God, when God in the flesh was standing before them telling them that they had a problem.
Lord, I too do not like being confronted, but help me receive what is right and true. Help me not deflect the truth, nor deny what I need to know just because I do not like it. Help me receive what You would have me know, live according to Your Word, and truly be of God the Father in and through all things.
Lord, lead me in the truth this day that I may live according to Your never-changing Word, our guide to life. Through me, let truth come forth that I may be a witness of the truth that You have miraculously shown up in this world. May others be blessed through me this day. Amen.