5. An angel, called Gabriel, came to visit Mary. He said to her, “You will have God’s baby, and will name him Jesus.”
After the ordinary the extra-ordinary. To hope or expect the extra-ordinary is not really a modern state. We are far too practical and logical to expect God breaking into life in such a prominent way. Prophets and seers are held at sceptical arms length.
Yet those who constantly proclaim God’s Kingdom still live and breath in this generation. I am not talking about the shouters on street corners or those who announce God’s doom. Jesus spoke of cups of water given, children cared for and prisoners visited. Look for and practice generosity, caring and visiting – be a present day angel proclaiming Christ’s kingdom.
Who will I give, care for or visit today. Pray and act afterward.
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Friday 2nd January 2015
Nine Ladies Dancing are representative of the nine Fruit of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)
To follow up on yesterday’s thought, I wonder how you might define ‘blessed’? Paul reminds us that God has filled the Bible with promises for the changed person. He has given us promises that will never change and will always be there for the person who has changed through the power of Jesus Christ.
These promises we are to cleanse ourselves from all things of the past. We are to concentrate on habits which are grace laden. Allowing God to make us holy as we serve Him in respect and love.
Look for, pray for the ‘Ladies Dancing’!
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church
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