Pondering for Friday, December 27, 2019

This is the Third Day of Christmas

Eucharist Readings for St John the Evangelist

Exodus 33:18-23; Psalm 92; 1John 1:1 – 9: John 21: 19b – 24

“This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true. (John 21:24)

John is one of the five Apostles that the Gospel shows evidence of being handpicked by Jesus.  Oh the Gospels say he had 12 but some were just joiners I guess.  John, James, Simon (Peter) and Andrew and later Matthew (Levi; Matthew 9:9) were actually told “follow me,” and they accepted.  There was also the rich young man but he declined. (Matthew 19:21)  His name could have been among the 12, He was invited but his many possessions had control of him and wouldn’t let him follow.

John wrote, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1: 1 – 3). We have a beginning from One who has no beginning.

We must recognize the testimony of John as a divine message. All of his works, from the Gospel according to John, his pastoral letters and the Divine Revelation from our Lord Jesus are God’s doing. Thank You Lord Jesus.

The testimony of John the apostle about our Lord Jesus is true; Believe.  Merry Christmas: Day 3

Let us not take our hate or ill will for another with us to our mortal death.  Merry Christmas: Day 2

Our being saved has as much to do with the birth of Jesus as it does his Resurrection from the dead.  Merry Christmas: Day 1

Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to and through the saints of God and then ponder anew what the Almighty can do.  John

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