Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Wednesday's Word-The Wide World of Books

Okay, enough suspense already! Oh, you were not feeling suspenseful? Sorry! Guess I'll have to try harder next time! !)

The bad news? I have no more miracles to talk about this week. There are SO MANY to choose from, and I could go on and on, but who likes things dragged on and on these days? Aside from that, I can't even begin to do these miracles justice.

Onto my very favorite (very short) verse! BUT...first you have to watch this video! It's a minute and a half, a Disney great...

Remember how Belle says, "I've never seen so many books in my entire LIFE!"? Well, imagine every book in the entire world. The ENTIRE world! Can't do it? Can you imagine every book on every shelf in that library in one little castle in the French countryside? Still no? Don't worry. Neither can I. The amount of information in ONE book would be a lot, but the thousands that must have been on those shelves...THAT is a LOT of information! Now, imagine all the information contained in every book in the ENTIRE WORLD. Yeah, I can't either. It's pretty much an unfathomable amount of information!

My favorite verse? It's at the very, VERY end of John. The last piece of information he decided to include in his book...

"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

Are you still WITH ME?! This is so fantastic that I can barely wrap my brains around it!!! All of the Gospels mention these miracles! Leprosy-healed! Blindness-healed! 15,000 people fed on a miniscule amount of food! People raised from the dead! The list goes ON and ON! But, the UNWRITTEN list....THAT LIST....would have gone even FARTHER! As John writes, "...the WHOLE WORLD would not have room for the books that would be written."!!! That is a SPECTACULAR amount of BOOKS!

Jesus affected lives with a great amount of miracles in His time. When you think about the magnitude of these miracles, and how they did not fill ONE book, and how Jesus performed SO MANY that the WHOLE WORLD could not contain them all in EVERY BOOK IN THE WORLD...Now do you see it?! This man was-IS-more than we can even imagine! And, JUST THE MIRACLES alone! There were SO MANY that we cannot FATHOM that amount! What does that say about HIM?!

He is MORE!
More miraculous than we can imagine!
More LOVING than we can imagine!
More forgiving than we can imagine!
You name it, HE IS MORE!

So, what, then, is required of us?

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