5READ:  John 5

John 5:17“Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.”

As a part of Jesus defense for working a miracle on the Sabbath he says to some of the other Jews, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.”  In saying this Jesus not only defends why he should be able to heal someone on the Sabbath but also reminds us of something too easily forgotten.  What Jesus reminds us of is this:  God is always at work.  Right now as I type these words from a Starbucks in Naperville God is at work around me.  He is at work in the baristas; He is at work in the people standing in line.  He is at work in the people passing by on the 4 lane road; He is at work not only in this town,but also this state and country.  God is always at work in the entire planet.  In the words of Henry Blackaby it is my job to discover where God is at work and join Him.  That is where our lives find purpose, meaning and have the kind of impact for which we long.

Father God, open my eyes to be able to see the world the way you see the world. Help me to exegete your world and see where you are at work and how I can be a part of that.  Help me to look for it today in both the big and the small.  Forgive me for those times when I live like it is up to me.  Bring into my every second consciousness that you are “always at work…this very day.”  With love and loyalty, Dave

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