DAILY VERSE

“Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, ‘You are the Son of God!’ And He earnestly warned them not to tell who He was” (Mark 3:11-12, NASB).

DAILY THOUGHT

I find this verse fascinating. This passage tells us that whenever Jesus appeared, demonic spirits fell down before Him and proclaimed Jesus, “Son of God.” While Satan’s children knew who Jesus was and fell down before Him, stubborn and rebellious men did not know Him. Instead they chose to reject Jesus and crucify Him. Why is it so hard for man to acknowledge and accept Jesus, the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit, our Comforter whom Jesus left to each of us who believe in Him? Why do we refuse to admit that God’s kingdom laws and principles are at work all around us? How can we gaze at a sunrise or sunset, the beauty and wonder of a rainforest, the miracle of a newborn child, the majesty of snow-covered mountains, the vastness and richness of the sea, the countless shades of color in a meadow ablaze with springtime flowers, the stars and galaxies, the mystery of the human body, acts of kindness, love and sacrifice, and not know God?

God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are real. Angels are assigned to God’s children and are at work everywhere we go. Heavenly armies stand guard over us and protect us. All of nature knows God as the Creator. Right now, this moment, take a deep breath, look around you. Do you see God? His hand print is evident. Feel Him as the wind blows. Touch the face of God as you rub your fingers across the soft petal of a rose. Feel His gentleness in the fold of a newborn infant’s hand. Thank God for the wonder of life. Thank Him for who He is. Give Him thanks for His mercy and grace. I encourage you, if you do not know Jesus, right now, this moment, invite Him into your life as the Son of God. Believe in Him and trust Him. Even demonic spirits know Jesus and fall down before Him with respect and honor.

DAILY PRAYER

Lord, thank you for your creation. Father, I stand in awe and wonder of your mighty works. Jesus, help me to see you everywhere I look and to fall joyfully to the ground in praise as I call you Lord and Savior, Son of the Most High God. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.