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Luke 2: Growing in Wisdom

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tanner: Christ and his Mother studying Scriptures

Henry Ossawa Tanner: Christ and his Mother studying Scriptures

When Joseph and Mary had finished doing all that was required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to their hometown of Nazareth in Galilee. The child grew and became strong; he was full of wisdom, and God’s blessings were upon him. (Luke 2:39-40)

Being a woman of God, Mary would have believed all that the angel Gabriel said to her and her husband Joseph. She would have relied on the Scriptures and she would have made certain that her son was imbued with the Law, the Prophets and the Books of Wisdom. Today we reflect on our own struggle to take in and make our own ancient words and traditions. We reflect on how we also might grow in God’s wisdom, how we might best share with others the Good News that Jesus has come to live among us.

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

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.

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