December 6, 2017
(St. Nicholas, Bishop)
On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. . . . On that day it will be said: “Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us! This is the LORD for whom we looked; let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!” For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain. Is_25:6-10a
Let us rejoice, beloved, be glad and give thanks for our God!
On another mountain, many, many years later, Jesus took the seven loaves and the fish, gave thanks, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were satisfied. Mt_15:29-37
Giving thanks! Always giving thanks! In our lives, beloved, we too are called to climb the mountain. The mountain of faith and love and thanksgiving. There may be heavy crosses. There may be famine and hunger, cold and always that challenge to give up. But Jesus will feed us. He will strengthen us to complete that journey, no matter how tough it may seem. Have Faith dear one, and never forget to give thanks!
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