Uncontainable: John Part 7

Why jellybeans? Read on…

I’ve always had a super weird imagination- just ask anyone who knew me growing up. Basically, elementary school Emma is what you’d get if you put Calvin and Hobbes in a blender with some My Little Ponies and tossed in a pinch of Jane Austen (courtesy of spying on my older sisters’ movie nights).

For some reason one of my favorite things to imagine was what it would be like if every single ______ in the world suddenly materialized into my room or another set space. I think it started with jellybeans…because why not? Then on our road trip out west I envisioned all of the cows in the world suddenly being teleported onto the swath of land we were traversing.

So of course I was pretty excited when I first read this verse:

“Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.”- John 21:25

He is the One Who fills all in all (Ephesians 2:23).

His love is unending, unfailing, steadfast (Psalm 48:9).

He cannot be contained, yet He dwells with His people (2 Chronicles 2:6, Revelation 21).

The reason that reciting Scripture is so life giving in my hourto-hour experience is that it spurs me to fix my eyes on the everlasting God and rejoice in what He has done. I desperately need to remember He is King in every moment. When I forget and shift my eyes to myself and my own small kingdom, things fall apart pretty much immediately. That happened yesterday, so it’s quite fresh in my mind. Today there are new mercies. He gives me grace upon grace. What a Savior!

There aren’t enough books in the world to tell of all of His wonderful works. Yet the Spirit has revealed in the Scripture all that we need. His Word is truth and it is sufficient for our every need.

Consider this biblical exhortation:

“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” -Psalms 96:3

How can you do this today? What are some of His marvelous works you’d like to reflect on in depth today? Please share in the comments if you’d like!

Next week I’ll start a four-part series on Genesis 1-4. May His grace be with you!

2 thoughts on “Uncontainable: John Part 7

  1. “Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.”- John 21:25

    This is pretty much the reason John is my favorite Gospel. The Bible is the 100% true word of God, applicable to everyone. Yet it’s just a snapshot of God’s entirety. In a book by Lee Strobel, one of the men he was interviewing pointed out that the sermon on the mount takes like 10 minutes to read out loud. But the crowds were tired & hungry, so obviously Jesus was speaking for a lot longer & we got the “reader’s digest” version (via Holy Spirit). That’s fascinating to me!

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