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"The Lord our God is one Lord: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength..."
A Word From The Pastor:
“There was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon … and when the parents brought in the child Jesus … he blessed God, and said: Lord, now let thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation … a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel…” Luke 2:25-32
Here's a thought to consider...
In the gospels, we see that God utilized many people to announce the arrival of the Son-of-God. God sent a messenger to a Levitical priest who was serving in the ‘Holy Place’ of the temple, a star in the sky that drew the magi to the political leaders, and a prophet to the religious leaders all for the purpose of announcing the arrival of Jesus; the Son-of-God.
Despite all that God provided to announce His arrival, there were many in Israel that denied Jesus was the Son-of-God. They had a difficult time accepting that Jesus was the prophesied Messiah; it was a stumbling block to them. Simeon would go on to proclaim:
“Behold this child is set for the fall and rising again of many Israel”
This would prove to be true for the Israelites. For many in Israel would deny that Jesus was the Son-of-God and it would be their downfall. A few in Israel would dare to believe the real possibility that Jesus was the Son-of-God. God would affirm the truth to them and they would ‘rise-again’ to take on an entirely different purpose.
Today, history again repeats itself. There are many Gentiles that are offended at the name of Jesus, and there are some Gentiles that dare to believe the real possibility that Jesus is the Son-of-God. These believers are no longer confined by the self-imposed limitations of secular society, but have ‘risen’ above it to live life differently.
This month, dare to believe without any reservation!
- OLMBC, April 2016