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Archive for June 21st, 2016


Over the next few weeks we will be away from easy internet access but we will be pausing to read scripture and to pray and reflect at noon, keeping those in The Noontime Circle in mid-day prayer. You may want to click on the Connecting at Noon page on this blog at: https://thenoontimes.com/connecting-at-noon/ Or you may want to follow a series of brief posts that begins today, inspired by paintings of the life of Jesus Christ  that can be found at: http://www.jesus-story.net/painting_family.htm In these posts, we will have the opportunity to reflect on a scripture verse and an artist’s rendition of that event. Wishing you grace and love and peace in Christ Jesus.

Luke 2: Chosen by God

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Murillo: The Holy Family with a Little Bird

Murillo: The Holy Family with a Little Bird

Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.” (Luke 2:34-35)

Like Simeon, we wait for the coming of salvation. Like Simeon, let us acknowledge the grief and joy that visits each of us. Like Simeon, let us announce Jesus’ healing presence in our own lives.

To learn more about this painting, click on the image. 

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