• The Reveal

  • LEA Weekly Devotion

    Mindful Matters series 2021

    Week of February 14, 2021

     

    The Reveal

    Most people enjoy a good surprise. Several home remodeling TV shows feature a dramatic reveal, raising the curtain on an artfully customized abode that previous dwellers considered an ugly architectural atrocity.

    God provided many holy and magnificent reveals. Creation, which He revealed in person to Adam and Eve, was one of them.

    Of course, like all other reveals, some aren’t so good—sin being the prime example. That serpent, who seemed friendly enough at the time, revealed itself to be Satan—the first home wrecker! Yet, God had many other good reveals planned for His people. Just as Adam and Eve mourned what seemed like hopeless rejection from the Creator, He revealed His first promise of salvation.

    Thousands of years passed with God regularly providing new reveals to shelter and preserve His people. Then God provided a new reveal that topped all previous reveals. Mary and Joseph were going to have a baby. What would it be? Well, it was a rather plain-looking boy for Someone who was the promised Savior.

    As you know, that Boy was to provide God-sized reveals. One of the first was this: … Jesus took Peter, James, and John and went up on a high mountain. They were all alone there. While these followers watched, Jesus was changed. His clothes became shining white, whiter than any person could make them…. Then a cloud came and covered them. A voice came from the cloud. The voice said, “This is my Son, and I love him. Obey him!” (Mark 9: 2–3, 7). From that point, Jesus revealed Himself victor over death.

    You’ve had your own reveal, you know. In your baptism, the Holy Spirit revealed you as God’s redeemed child. Then He called you to share with others all that faith reveals about God’s love and what Jesus did for you. Reveal it boldly, gently, and confidently. (And be alert for all the reveals God still has in store for you.

     

     

    Music matters: From darkness to radiance

    Mindful matters: For whom do you still need to provide (by the power of the Word and Spirit) a reveal of what to know about God? How will you do that?

     

    Written by Edward Grube, LL.D.
    Director of Communications
    Copyright ©2021 Lutheran Education Association

    Quoted Scripture ICB®

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