Now to God who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but is now disclosed, and through the prophetic writings is made known to all the Gentiles, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith— to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever! Amen.
Food For Thought:
Ever since I was a teenager, this has been one of my favorite passages of Scripture―partly because it is poetry and partly because the message of this passage has always resonated with me. When I think of the amazing things that God has done in my life and I’ve seen in the lives of others, I stand in awe. I think of the centuries of people that came before me and I am humbled that God still works in powerful ways in our world today.
God of promise,
you have given us a sign of your love
through the gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior,
who was promised from ages past.
We believe as Joseph did
the message of your presence
whispered by an angel,
and offer our prayers for your world,
confident of your care and mercy for all of creation. In your sacred name we pray, Amen.