Sunday, April 20, 2014

"You Shall Know..."

We have not because we ask not, according to Jesus. We ask Him for peace with God, the ultimate peace, and He answers Yes.

Today we have another rejoicing day. It is Easter, 2014. Churches have been crowded on the Lord's Day or the Sabbath all around the world. People seek The Lord. People know there is a need within each one that only Christ can satisfy.

He stood in the worship center of His hometown and read the appointed reading for that day. Gospel writer Luke tells about it, (see the gospel according to Luke, fourth chapter), and includes the words, the text, from Isaiah's prophecy in Isaiah 61: 1-3.

Love came. Jesus came, the Messiah, to set prisoners free, to give sight to the blind, to bind up wounds, to comfort those who mourn.

The risen, living Lord is here. It's time to talk to Him, to worship Him, to cast every care on the One who cancels the unbelieving past and gives us His presence. He holds forth to us the glorious future and, we know, the faith-filled present. He is our strength, our courage, our out-reaching love. He is our Joy. He is our hope of glory.

This is I my 34th year of trust in God, through His Son, of acceptance* of God's immeasurable and changeless love.

He says, "Behold, I make all things new." You who seek Him with all your heart shall know.

All glory to Thee, O God.

*True story in Not All Roads Lead Home (Jane Bullard)

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