A New Year, a Voyage
Matthew 13:1-2, 45-46
1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2 And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3 And he told them many things in parables, saying:
45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
The twelve gates of Heaven are always open. Each gate has an open gate of one large pearl.
We all know collectors. Stamps, teapots, coins, paintings, antiques, flowers. And some people know what they know that they know - this is a destination - life.
This one merchant had one thing in life. The search of a pearl. And when he found a pearl fitting his search, this is what the merchant settled upon. And this was his aim, his plan, his voyage and destination.
This is the story of harbor and safe passage. A remarkable voyage. One soul interesting to Jesus the Lord.
Imagine being John and one Sunday siting at home, John encounters Jesus at his own home. Suddenly John was in Jesus' Home.
John to Jesus. First salvation. A Brother. Home. Warmth. Love. An incredible journey.
In January so many people head back to employment and schools feeling a need for greater sunlight. We pray that each day, we are nourished by You. Like Jesus, we lean to Your Plan and are at peace.
Strengthen us in Your Goodness, keep us on Your Plan and Path, guide us, lead us, protect us, enable us. To enjoy Love, Joy, Peace, Steadfast Hope and Faith. Being salt and light to those we Love and the people You have given us. Strengthen all who call on Jesus to the Glory of His Name and for Your Kingdom.
In Jesus, Amen.
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