The disciples remind me of us. They are always seeking answers that might help us answer the unanswerable. Many times we face circumstances that are difficult to understand. If our spirit is doubting or complaining, we might be more like ducks than eagles.
According to folklore, ducks are always quacking, always quarreling, always complaining, always blaming others for their plight, finding every reason in the book why things can’t and won’t work. Then there are the eagles. The eagles soar above the crowd and go for it.
Jesus never allowed other’s convoluted thoughts or solutions to determine His answers or actions. There are things we won’t have answers for in this life. That’s okay; God is in control. Listen to the advice of Moses. “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever.” Deut. 29:29
Prayer: Lord, help us to depend on your sovereignty. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by Thomas W. Corbell, Pastor of Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Statesville, NC.