Daily Bible Inspirations

A Sunflower in the Corn Field

by Darla Noble

There is salvation in none other, for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, by which we must be saved!

Acts 4:12

A motorcycle, ceramics classes, an in-ground swimming pool, and a vigorous exercise regimen are just a few of the things Linda turned to in an effort to find fulfillment and joy in her life.

None of those things were bad, per se, but they all fell short.


Because Linda was looking for a sunflower in a corn field. She thought she could find meaning – her “salvation” – in things. But those things failed to bring her the satisfaction and fulfillment she craved.

Since each of us is created in the image of God, we have within us an innate desire to be at peace and to be in a state of fulfillment, to feel complete like God.

But how do we “get” those things?

By embracing our God-likeness, that’s how! When we open our hearts, souls, and minds to the truth that Jesus is the way, truth, and life and the only path to salvation, we can stop looking for that one thing that makes our life complete, because we’ve found it! We can stop looking and start living.


Dear God,
Thank You for Jesus and the gift of salvation. Please open my heart and mind to the truth of my need for Him. Lead me in living the life You have planned for me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.