“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Scratch the Surface

 by Macy Johnson

“Jesus did many other things as well.

If every one of them were written down,

I suppose that even the whole world

would not have room for the books that would be written.”

(John 21:25 NIV)


My husband, Jeff, and I sat on the dock with my cousin at her lake house late one evening. While we watched the almost-full moon rise over the trees across the water, she told us of an encounter many years ago. As a young teen on her bike with neighborhood friends, she was stunned when something unusually bright skipped across the clear night sky. She scratched the surface of the unknown.


Things are not always as we expect. Google maps claimed my son’s new home was in the middle of a very long block in a new subdivision. It, in fact, was the first house on the right when we turned onto his street. Confusion set in as the house numbers got higher. We passed several houses still under construction before we decided to make a U-turn.


Our minds are limited. We often don’t know how to process thoughts, sights, and sounds that go deeper than our experiences.


“That night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles,

the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him.”

(Esther 6:1 NIV)


Thankfully, Esther’s husband was receptive to his Creator’s suggestion to recall. How many revelations wait for us to discover? How many times has our heavenly Father interceded in the lives of the faithful? All that God has done and is doing could never be written by man. Let Him scratch the surface of your heart and write His love on it today.


I will seek to pay attention to what God is revealing as I journey with Him. I hope you will, too!

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