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HomeWord - September 24, 2013

Looking Toward the Son

This devotional was written by Kelly McFadden

Jesus answered, “I am the way and truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” —John 14:6

Isn’t it amazing how sunflowers follow the sun? This phenomenon is a result of the sunflower being a phototropic plant. Meaning the sunflower follows the movement of the sun from east in the morning to west in the afternoon. The flower constantly looks towards and depends on the bright, radiant sun for life.

The Christian life should be like the sunflower. We should have our eyes focused on Jesus. It is when we aren’t dependent on our maker or when we get caught in the shadows of sin that we, like the sunflower, fade. The sun does not move in the sky. It is the world that rotates and moves. In your life, no matter how the world changes keep your eyes focused on what is constant - Christ.

We must always keep our eyes on the Son, our source of life.


1. What does it mean that Jesus is your “source of life”?

2. With so much change in this world, why is it so important to keep your eyes focused on Jesus?


Philippians 2:3-11Hebrews 12:1-41 Thessalonians 1:4-10 

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