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Daily Devotional – July 3



Many people wonder how one can love someone they have never seen, met or talked to.  How can one love God having never met Him? 

I once discussed my relationship with Jesus with a friend, trying to explain the love I felt for him.  I gave the following example:

When reading through the “Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkein one develops a relationship with its main character, Frodo Baggins.  Frodo endures so much, faces so much and triumphs over so much in this tremendously imaginative tale, that by the time the reader finishes the story one cannot help but love Frodo…and he isn’t even real!

God has given us his Word.  It is our interface with Him–our connection.  When reading through the Word one begins to love the man who gave the blind man sight, stumbled under the cross and triumphed over death. 

Want to love God?  The first step is getting to know him. 


1Timothy 4:13 (a) Till I come, give attendance to reading


July 3, 2006 - Posted by | Daily Devotional


  1. Beautiful, meaningful example of exactly what the Word of God is and how it guides us into a closer realtionship to God through Jesus Christ. The Word is Living, and It brings us life.

    Comment by Helen Losse | July 3, 2006 | Reply

  2. I’m glad the invisible God gave us His written visible Word so we could get to know Him. I enjoyed this post.



    Comment by writeathome | July 3, 2006 | Reply

  3. Recently I have had several personal revelations in my relationship with Jesus. I will post as I decipher just what they mean to me. I love Tolkein’s work. Elijah Woods’ interpretation of Frodo in my opinion was awful. I mention that because you posted his picture. LoL.

    I love that feeling when he reveals a little more of himself. Knowing you are ready to recieve that infomation, gives me hope that I am growing stronger in my walk with Christ.


    Comment by Larry | July 4, 2006 | Reply

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