"The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful." –John 3:31-33
In this month’s text John wants us to see that Jesus is our Revealer of Heavenly Mysteries. He has come from heaven to share the mysteries, insights, wisdom, and knowledge of heaven with us. At first this may sound very impractical, but the reality is that nothing could be more practical. Heaven has a solution for every problem on earth. Problems exist on earth because heaven’s solutions are not known or are not being implemented.
So how do we receive heaven’s solutions? Ask Jesus. I heard of a mom who said when she was raising her kids she learned to look to Jesus to give her solutions for problems she was facing with her kids. She said in the course of her parenting solutions would come to her that were so effective she knew they did not originate with her. Another thing we can do is meditate on the problem we are facing. This is much different than worry. We meditate on a problem we are facing by holding that problem up to Jesus in our hearts. To illustrate the difference if a little child breaks a toy they can respond in two ways. They can worry knowing they do not how to fix it. They can take the toy in their hands and hold it up to an adult to fix. That is what meditating on problem is like. We have a heart posture of trust in Jesus to give us a solution. Often when meditating like this a solution will come to us. This month my prayer is that each of you would come to know Jesus as your Revealer of Heavenly Mysteries in a more meaningful way than you have ever known.