Sunday, January 10, 2016

Highly Favored

"Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found
favor with God."
 Luke 1:30 

The angel spoke those words to a girl, who months later would look into the eyes of the Son of God. I have to believe that from the beginning, Mary had a glimpse of Jesus in eternity, and all that His sacrificial life would make available, not just for the Jews, but for every nation on earth.

A few days after his birth, Mary received assurance from Simeon, a just man who had spent a lifetime awaiting the Messiah's arrival. God had promised Simeon that he would see the Savior with his own eyes.

There in the temple, Simeon took the infant in his arms and prayed:
"For my eyes have seen Your salvation,
which You have prepared
in the presence of all peoples,
Luke 2:30-32 NASB

Because of our Messiah, Jesus Christ, we who love Him are also highly favored ones he spoke of two thousand years ago when He said,

"Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed."
John 20:29b


Red Rose Alley said...

Karen, I hope the new year brings you much peace, joy, and love.


Theresa said...

Love your header and background:) Have a blessed day dear Karen, HUGS!

L. D. said...

The greatest of messages. Thanks.

Connie said...

Wonderful post, Karen!

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