Good day greetings, kingdom family!!! I smile at Father’s heart today as I reflect upon His Word!!! It begins with the story of two men who were disciples of John the Baptist who upon seeing Jesus in their midst chose to follow Jesus. Because they had been shown the truth of who Jesus was, they told others that they had found “Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote–Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” (John 1:45) One man that was told this message was named Nathanael who had a question about what was told to him and he responded about Jesus by saying “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip invited Nathanael to “Come and see.” Now what happens next just brings a smile and a happy tear to my eyes as Jesus, upon seeing Nathanael immediately speaks good to Nathanael by saying to him “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!”
Do you see what I see??? Nathanael was doubting that there was anything good that could come out of someone from Nazareth, and that One (Jesus) from Nazareth was believing there was something good within Nathanael who was seeking him out!!! Now how sweet is the heart of Jesus who looks at people and sees what is good in them!!! Jesus delights in us as His people and thru our faith in Him when He looks to present us before the Father as Nathanael learned, He tells it as He sees us thru our faith in Him as us being “holy and blameless and beyond reproach.” (Colossians 1:21-23)
Nathanael became a believer in the goodness of Jesus as he heard more from Jesus and he concluded about Jesus “Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.” (John 1:49)
To walk in the heart of the Son, to look for the good and potential in people – it is of our God of love!!! It begins in seeing the good in our Father, believing that He sees the good in us as His family of faith as this song says here and then extending that love to build up others in the heart of Jesus!!!
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”