After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” 28 And leaving everything, he rose and followed him.
29 And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them.
The Bible tells the same thing over and over. Jesus was born in great blessings. In real life. In real trouble. With love and loyalty and faith.
I'd say the one truth I've learned in the Bible this year is this - Jesus was one with God and every day - every single day - Jesus planned on going where God was directing Him. God Almighty's Son was pleased to be where God placed Him. Doing His Father's Will for Today.
Matthew and Luke are so pleased with the party Matthew gave Jesus - they record the joy of a party given to Jesus. And really the party is a repeat of Jesus' birth. We don't know if the people of Matthew were part of the 500 Victorious Jesus spent time with. We don't know that the Shepherds were not actually part of the 500.
We just know these people were blessed to be part of the life of Jesus Christ, Son of God.
This today says the people we see today - are part of God's plan for your life. You won't know if you know them for another 30 years or for another 30 millenniums. But today - these are the people God is giving you.
The Bible tells us - every page - God intends for us to be given Jesus.
Our response is -
to focus on the sacrifice
to be grateful for Life
to do good works He has prepared for us to walk in
- to Love Him for His Goodness.
- to act like the disciples and ask for the power in prayer.
The Seed Parable would say - all are part of the seasons of life.
And in faith, we know God created all things. The universe. When God called for Light - Jesus became God. And in doing a sincere approach to pleasing God of the Universe - we have pleased God.
The Bible is the Word of God. Jesus was given a blessing of people gathering. And Jesus was very pleased.
Today in my efforts of word and deed. In my thoughts - let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart - be pleasing and acceptable to You. Remembering when Jesus had conversations - many times the Love was Father to a Child. My God, Thank You for Your Love. Amen.
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