After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2 Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him.
3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him, 5 for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue.”
6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. 7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. 8 For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”
10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.
11 Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her.
13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”
15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.
16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!”
Thank You Father God, today I woke up with the idea of Christmas and the joy of a child. I thought, yes, if we are glad for life we are pleased You Have Given. We look to the day understanding whatever frustrations occur if we stay in Jesus, we can smile, usually, at the end of the day for Pleasing You.
We have Church chimes nearby and the chimes started and JOY was even better as the sun dawned.
God is King even when we have household items that break, like just this morning God is in charge and in His Goodness that was fixed.
I believe GOD gives Great Talents and Wonders and Signs and Love. We are supposed to figure things out and depend on Him, with prayer and clear minds. And I feel comfort. And FATHER GOD, You, are in Charge.
Jesus said troubles will happen. People were deliberately rude in a billing inquiry and that too at the end of the day is ok in Jesus.
I am blessed to have people alive I truly love. I love and therefore I am nourished. In Jesus providing Love.
God has given me choices.
I can be a door of hope, encouragement, faith, trust.
I can encourage others only with sincerity.
I can provide this.
I can close the door on coldness, usury, lewdness, bad examples, lying.
God has given me wisdom to know His Direction and I will go there. I have had good advice from people who care and I will hold on there knowing they have given me their good advice for a good path.
You Father God are this : The Door is Jesus. He says
I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
Jesus wants to smile and does smile upon me.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
27 “So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.”
We are Blessed. We are the people of Jacob who believe Blessing is for all people and His Name, His Mighty Name that Covers us is JESUS THE LORD. Amen.
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