Daily Scripture Reading: Luke 10:21 KJV
Luke 10:21 KJV
(21) In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Today’s Devotional Is THE PRAYER FOR THANKSGIVING
IN THE SAME hour. The little group of disciples received a great deal of congratulation. The seventy returned to joy. The talisman of His name had been tried with disease and demons, and it had succeeded. Our Lord gave His heart to the joy of His disciples and allowed Himself to experience an extraordinary burst of happiness.
Notice his habitual way of addressing God. Twice He addresses Him as Father. In joy and in sorrow, as well as in the anguish of dying, the Fatherhood of God was the Rock of Ages for the Man Christ Jesus. He kept Himself in the cleft. Only Jesus understood what God was and could do for the lonely soul. The Father sees Himself in Jesus as the mountain at its feet, and so it is in Jesus.
The following words are inscribed on the portico of an Egyptian Temple: “I am the he who was and will be, and no one hath lifted mine veil.” It is important to note that the Temple veil was ripped from the top down after the death of our Saviour. Prior to that moment, the only few chosen souls had access to God’s knowledge. It was as if the light of God was shining through a darkened glass. But from that hour onwards, the deepest secret of God’s love has been revealed. This is the typical work of our Lord’s for all of us: the unveiling of the Father’s heart.
It is important to be childlike. Babies are shown the ways of God. The child is humble and pure. Jesus waits for the simple and transparent heart to give Himself.
It is important to be ready to say yes to God. Our Lord met with one of the great mysteries in Providence. He was able to explain why certain things are kept secret from certain people and reveal them to others. But, He turned the entire perplexity over to the Father and was at peace. A visitor wrote on the chalkboard, “Why did God make me deaf, dumb, and you able to talk and hear?” One of the children wrote below: “Even so Father, for it seemed good in Thy eyes.”
It is our responsibility to pass on what we have learned to others. He won’t teach us to do it for our own benefit, but so that others may benefit.
PRAYER for Today
Teach us to pray, O Lord. Your Holy Spirit, pray in us. May His longings fill our hearts and make our lips the channel through which He will speak. AMEN.