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By Nicole Flowers
April 29, 2020

Passages of the day: Click HERE ​to read today’s passages.
Judges 9:22-10:18
Luke 24:13-53
Psalm 100:1-5
Proverbs 14:11-12

Historically, it’s my mom. When something audacious happens, I call my mom. When something mundane happens, I call my mom. When the worst happens? I call my mom. I rant and I “can’t believe” and I give her all the details. I tell her everything that happened.

Now, I know some are prone to answer, when asked if they go directly to Jesus with all of their things, with a resounding “of course!” But I can’t honestly say I’m always so holy or supple. I want to talk it out person to person! And Jesus asks me, as He quietly walks beside me in all of my feelings, just like he did to the men on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24, “What are you discussing as you walk? What things?”

What things? What things do I have to talk about where He wouldn’t be the first person I turned to? He’s on the road with me. He’s here on the journey. All I have to do is turn to my other side. He’s got the answer; He’s got the balm. He’s got the words because He’s given the Scripture. He’s got my comfort. He’s got my awe. Does my heart not burn when I realize He’s in my midst?

I’m growing and often now I start talking to God out loud in my apartment and start telling him all the things, before I even get to the phone. Sometimes I’m in bed. Sometimes I’m excited and sometimes I’m in tears. No matter what, He’s there. And even if He doesn’t appear in real life, He appears in real time.


To memorize:
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
— Psalm 100:5