May each quote pique your interest and help you to draw near to God. The Bible, James 4:8, tells us if we do so God will draw near to us.
Sunday, January 2, 2022
“Already on the eighth day of Jesus’ life, His destiny of atonement is revealed in His name and in His circumcision. At that moment, His blood is first shed and Jesus receives the name given to Him by the angel: ‘You shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins’ (Matthew 1:21). In the circumcision of Jesus all people are circumcised, once and for all, because He represents all humanity.”
“The Epiphany of Jesus is the Lord’s gracious appearance to his people with signs and wonders and favors given at His own expense. Epiphany is about the Magi, the gathering of the Gentiles as God’s people. It is also about the Baptism of our Lord, who prepares the water of Baptism for us. Epiphany is about Jesus first sign or miracle performed at Cana to bless a marriage.”
“Our God is a God of love, of tender mercies and long-suffering to them that fear and love Him and do according to His commandments; but He is a terrible judge to those that reject His mercy. If He spared not the angles that sinned, but cast them down into hell, and if He spared not this magnificent world of His original creation, how will the ungodly and the wicked of today escape His wrath when the Day of Judgement shall dawn upon this second world?”