This Week’s Devotional


Last week, I talked about the importance of timing between a quarterback and a receiver and how it is similar to the timing between us and God. How important it is to stick to God’s game plan. When Jesus brought Lazarus from the dead in John 11, He demonstrated perfect timing and it gave a remarkable example of sticking to the game plan.


The question I tried to answer as I read in John 11 was do I believe Jesus’ timing is always right. A few years ago, while running the computer for the multi-media team during the 10:50 service at my church, I was just about ready to click on a video clip that pastor Steve was showing during the sermon. As I started the video, someone tapped me on the shoulder and said the video clip has sound. It was Mark Welshimer who was the minister of our youth at the time. The video had just started so his tap on the shoulder was just what I needed at just the right time. Can you relate to specific examples in your life where someone arrived to help pull you through just when you needed it?


I’ll never forget watching on TV a football game in 1984 when Boston College played Miami. Miami was defending national champions entering the game ranked 12th and Boston College was ranked 10th. It was at the end of the game and Boston College had one last play. That’s when Doug Flutie dropped back and threw the “Hail Mary” pass to win the game.  I found a video clip of this play on the internet. Take a look at this link: Doug Flutie’s "Hail Mary" Pass in 1984. This game capped a Heisman Trophy season for Flutie and this play will go down as one of the most memorable moments in sports.


It’s when someone is up against a wall that the opportunity to make the impossible possible exist. In reading through the book of John, Jesus demonstrated this many times. Think of an event or experience you have witnessed or gone through that seemed impossible but was made possible. In your prayer today, ask God for help in believing that He has in the past and will continue in the future to have the power to turn impossible situations into possible situations.


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Thanks for letting me share about my journey this past week.




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