Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Epiphany in Caperanum

While reading Matthew 4:12-25, I had these thoughts...

4:16 - Matthew quotes Isaiah to connect the prophecy and its fulfillment in Christ.  "The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light...on them a light has dawned."

4:20, 22 - Notice how each verse begins? "Immediately."  No thought, no hesitation from Peter and Andrew, James and John.  They answer the call of Jesus.  Oh, that it could be said that I, too, respond, in trusting and steadfast faith, to Jesus as He calls and teaches me in His Word!

4:23 - This is the first mention in Matthew of Christ doing miracles.  It won't be the last.

Prayer: Father, You said, "Let there be light," and there was light.  Help us to turn our faces toward You so that we might live and rejoice in the light of Your love.  Enable us to reflect that light to those caught up in the darkness of temptation and sin.  We ask this through Christ our Lord, the Light of the world.  Amen.