30 for my eyes have seen your salvation
31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and for glory to your people Israel.”
33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”
36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.
39 And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.
Jesus as a boy, the Shroud of Turin makes 3D images from the stains and the depths of the stains. The out edges are new, the inner core is very,very old and has traces of radiation.
Recently a woman who had served the Nation in the Army said she found her new job in customer service to be well within her qualifications. She was extremely cheerful and polite to work with. She told me she was polite all the time, but found about 80% of the time, this was an act and because this was not sincere she worried about this. Although, as she pressed on with the client, this became real.
The thought came to my mind immediately of Revelations 1. John, the old, old, old fortunate blessed Disciple of Jesus. Placed on Patmos with a view of all of the glory of God's ocean. Still vibrant with disciples. Still in controversies to protect the true teaching of Jesus. Telling us to overcome evil with patience. John had joy - reading Revelation you can feel the joy as John connects to the Lord.
I told her, "Evil is overcome with goodness." She smiled brilliantly. And said, the Word of God is good to hear and comforting. John thought so too. God soaked John in abiding in His Word.
Hearts are revealed by Jesus. Jesus as Light of the World - does have amazing, vast quantities of Grace. We can never earn the Goodness and Salvation of what pure, Holy Jesus did for us. We are raised to impossible heights only by our Father God's own Goodness. Delight in how far God reaches and creates, to sit to speak with you in your heart to Jesus. How far Jesus reaches. How marvelous and how deeply and how vast is our God. The Almighty. How much HE Loves. You. Love is a gift.
Father God, Father God, Father God,
We Bless and Thank You for Your Son.
Savior of the World.
My Jesus. Your Jesus. Our Jesus.
God is Love and His Name is Jesus and we are covered in Him.
Glory to God in the Highest in His Grace and Love and Favor to Hear our Prayers and
Willingly bless us. Jesus the Lord. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †