The Boxtops - The Letter
Our lives and our prayers are the Letters we write before we get to our Heavenly Home.
A Prodigal son writes our Father.
Luke, the Glorious Physician is to the Beloved of God: Our dear friend Luke, the doctor. For his loyalty to Paul doing the Work of God, Luke is recorded to have lived a long life and died in Greece.
Julius Africanus (c. 160-c. 240), writes Luke is unmarried, a native of Antioch, Antioch is mentioned in the Acts of The Disciples many, many times. . This states Luke was unmarried, that he wrote the Gospel, in Achaia, and that he died at the age of seventy-four in Bithynia, Luke is filled with the Holy Ghost.
Works of S. Julius Africanus: The "Chronicle" (Gk. Chronographiai) in five books, (covering the Creation to A.D. 221). This work combines the Bible and the secular (Roman and Greek) history. With special emphasis on chronology. Julius uses as sources: First the Bible, then Greek, Roman, and Jewish historians, especially Justus of Tiberias, who depends on Josephus. He is also influenced by the "Stromata" of Clement of Alexandria. As the first Christian attempt at a universal history, and as the source of all later Christian chronography, this work is of great importance.
Luke begins His 4th Chapter like this:
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit
Now we know what drew Luke to Love Jesus Christ!
Luke records the immeasurable Grace of Jesus.
"Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.”
Paul records why the world changed to bring Christianity as the World's Largest Number of Believers. For millenniums. Love.
John tells us of the Man he walked beside in awe and wonder:
This is the Letter Jesus Christ brings to you, His Beloved Child. God's tender care and His Love for you.
1 Thessalonians 2
Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, 8 so we cared for you.
Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.
11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children,
12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God,
who calls you
into his kingdom and glory.
19 For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes?
Is it not you? 20 Indeed, you are our glory and joy.
Lord God Almighty,
Maker of Heaven and of earth,
in Whom all things are possible,
let us dwell in Goodness in Your Immeasurable Grace.
Jesus Christ, our Savior, God proclaims to our souls:
A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another.
Fill us with all good things to accomplish our souls as Your dwelling. Be the Holy Spirit dwelling in us. To Your Glory and teach us each day to draw Gratitude within this soul.
For Grace and Love, we lift up those we Love to You. For our Nation. The lives around the world calling upon Jesus. With faith, and good expectation of Your Great Love. We Proclaim the Amen in Jesus.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †