Monday, January 06, 2014
1/6/2014, #6, 1st Quarter 2014
But the angel answered and said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead, and indeed he is going before you into Galilee; there you will see him. Behold, I have told you." So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" So they came and held him by the feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see me." (Matthew 28:5-10)
Father, I thank you for the courage of these wise men and these women who came seeking Jesus.
Jesus, thank you that you reveal yourself to those who come seekingyou and that you calm our fears.
Holy Spirit, please help us as you did these wise men and these women to share the joy of meeting Jesus with others.
Thank you, Jesus, for making yourself known to me. Please give me the boldness of these men and women to go forth and tell others about you as they did. Thank you.
Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. (Ephesians 3:13) Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. (Isaiah 60:1)
A word received: Treasure me above all things.
Epiphany: 46, 97 * 96, 100; Isa. 49:1-7: Rev. 21:22-27: Matt. 12:14-21
The Epiphany January 6: 72 or 72:1-2,10-17; Isaiah 60:1-6,9; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12
Jan. 7 * 103, 114, 115; Deut. 8:1-3: Col. 1:1-14: John 6:30-33,48-51
Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop and for growth in every parish
JANUARY 6 The Epiphany - That the unchurched find Christ in our Missionary Outposts-Principal Holy Day, The Rev’d Stephen Hart