Today. We. Savor.
During this walk through the Word of God in John 14-17, we will “Savior the Words” that we have read throughout the week.
Savoring. That was my word for 2017. It was a good year. In the midst of chaos and conflict – I learned how to focus in on the Word – then savor.
During the savoring moments, I will use a different translation of the Word. This weekend, I will use the New International Version:
John 14:1-11 – “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. (NIV)
This is your day – your time – savor these words. I highlighted the words that touched me throughout the week. But in reading through it again, I found a little nugget that I missed the first go around: I will come back and take you to be with me.
If those words had touched their hearts, maybe they would not have worried about finding the way. Interesting. Time to savor.
What words touched you? Which ones will you put into a treasure chest to hold?
There is no song for the weekend. This is your savoring moment. What song is touching your heart – your soul? Savor it. Even share it.
Then on a different note. I had a dream last night. I will share it tomorrow. I woke up saying two words – “Bump you.”
In these past six months, I have learned so much from dreams. God does have a sense of humor. It is never complicated. It is simple. But we have to learn how to eat – savor – and keep the little nuggets that are left behind.