1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; 2 this man came to Jesus at night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
The Gospel of John has the most famous scripture in the whole Bible; (John 3:16). It all happened because a Pharisee Priest had a little talk with Jesus. When they meet, Nicodemus greets Jesus by calling Him rabbi, a Jewish term for teacher and master. Nicodemus seeks at night because he does not want other Pharisees to know he is talking to Jesus, but the gospel of John has it written. Nicodemus clarifies to Jesus that the Jews see a teacher sent from God because He performs messianic-like signs. During the Great Depression, another priest was having a little talk with Jesus as he swept the streets. Cleavant Derricks finds a five-dollar bill, a valuable discovery when every penny, nickel, and dime count. As the pastor was sweeping, he probably said a prayer like this, “Dear Lord, I need a little help. You know my troubles, Lord; I was hoping You make things right. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.” Cleavant Derricks, was a skillful man with words and music, so he wanted to write a song of praise. Five dollars may not seem much in the modern-day economy, but during the Great Depression, a five-dollar bill is about eighty-eight dollars. As a pastor, Cleavant Derricks took the money he found to buy hymnal books so that he and the people he preached to could sing many songs of worship to God. You and I can have a little talk with Jesus when we pray to Him and read His word. Not knowing God or His word and not talking to Him regularly will leave a person depressed. Are you having a little talk with the only begotten Son of God? I know I am, and I feel all right. God bless you all; the Lord Jesus loves you, and so do I. His bondservant, Samuel Jerry Head.
Psalm 33:2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings. 3 Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy. 4 For the word of the Lord is right, and all His work is done in faithfulness. 5 He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. 6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their lights.