Every Nook and Cranny

Every Nook and Cranny

I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. —John 14:20

Click Here To Read Today’s Scripture: John 14:15-21

My friend Christine agreed to teach me the basics of cake decorating, beginning with “piping.” I knew there was an art to it, but how hard could it be to stuff a bag with frosting and squeeze it out? Turns out, there’s a lot of art and science involved. Firstly, you must fill the piping bag only halfway with frosting. (I would have totally filled it up). Then close the bag with a few twists above the frosting. Secure the twist between the base of your thumb and forefinger as you curve your fingers around the bag. “Now, squeeze from the top, not from the bottom," Christine coached. What we were doing, she explained, was forcing the air out of the bag and filling up the entire space with frosting. 

I think that's how it is when we're serious about Jesus: we let Him occupy every space in our lives. And, indeed, He wants to be let in. In Revelation 3:20, Jesus says, "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." Jesus was speaking to the church of Laodicea whose members believed in Him but had become lax in their faith. John, the author of Revelation, also records in his Gospel Jesus telling His disciples: "Because I live, you also will live...I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you (John 14:19b-20). 

How awesome is that? Our Lord and Savior, creator of the universe, desires to be in us. And not just in part of our lives. He wants to fill every nook and cranny. That is, indeed, good news! 

Reflection: How can people tell that Jesus is in you? 

 Prayer Starter:

Lord Jesus, like sweet frosting in a piping bag, come into every nook and cranny of my life. May whatever I say or do show that you live in me.

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