It must have been hard for the disciples to put it all together – that this man, Jesus, was really and truly God. “Before time itself was measured, the Voice was speaking. The Voice was and is God.” “His speech shaped the entire cosmos” and “all things that exist were birthed in Him”. How could it be that “God Himself would take on flesh and become human and choose to live alongside of them?” But the great news is that their questions didn’t bother Him. Their confusion didn’t disappoint Him. He simply called them, one by one, to follow and to trust Him!
It is really no different today. My doubts and failures don’t surprise Him. Instead Jesus quietly and daily speaks into my life and tells me that He knows me completely, loves me totally, and will willingly be my faithful God and Father. He simply wants me to believe His Voice and trust Him. After all, didn’t He come and sacrifice His life so that I could be His child? “Lord, in this New Year, may I follow You wherever You lead, knowing that all of life is in Your loving hands. Please remove the reluctance or resistance from doing life Your way. You truly know what is best.”
(Quotes from John 1: 1 – 2 and 14 from The Voice, a translation of the New Testament)