Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/4/19

COMPLETE   adjective:   having every necessary or normal part or component or step

                      verb:   bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements

So, the night before last, I woke up at 2:13 A.M. (a pretty normal occurrence) with thoughts running around in my head. I know this sounds crazy to some of (or maybe all of) you, but I believe God is telling (or trying to anyway) me things in the wee hours of the morning; probably because there is nothing else distracting me at that time. Hey look Bret, squirrel!! Anyway, I’ve talked about how God has been showing me the wonderful tapestry He’s making. Well, this time I was thinking about the tapestry as a puzzle; that God is putting a puzzle together. Then I think, ‘What if we are the pieces to the puzzle?’

You know how the excitement builds the closer you get to completing a puzzle, and then, there’s that one last piece you can’t find? It drives you crazy. You frantically look around for the last puzzle piece; on the floor, in your pockets, under the couch, in the bathroom, retrace the steps of the day, etc. Well, one interpretation of my thought about God putting together a puzzle is this: God wants me to approach spreading The Gospel with the same enthusiasm/intensity I had as looking for that last puzzle piece. And, maybe the person you tell about Jesus, and that person becomes saved, is the last piece of the puzzle. The puzzle is now complete, and Jesus will return! Whoa! The mushrooms are starting to kick in…more likely the lack of sleep…

Anyway, the next morning when Ryan and I picked up reading the Bible where we had left off the day before, the passage I posted last night was the one…

LUKE 15:3-7   Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

I know this passage is talking about something different, but it’s kind of similar to the thoughts I was having the night before. Coincidence? I don’t think so. I know God is speaking to me, but I really need His help figuring out what He’s saying. It may mean I’ll keep losing sleep and pondering, but I don’t mind…

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