Friday, January 4, 2013

January 4~ The Eleventh Day of Christmas

Today is January 4th- Happy "Eleventh Day of Christmas"!

Today we think about the “Eleven Pipers Piping” which represent the Eleven Faithful Apostles. (The list does not include the twelfth disciple, Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus to the religious leaders and the Romans.):

1) Simon Peter,
2) Andrew,
3) James bar Joseph (Jesus' brother),
4) John,
5) Philip,
6) Bartholomew,
7) Matthew,
8) Thomas,
9) James bar Alphaeus,
10) Simon the Zealot,
11) Judas bar James.
Today we contemplate our God's faithfulness to us and out utter inability to be so toward him.

We also think of how his love for us never fails, despite our lack of faithfulness.  We looks at Christ's response to Judas and to Peter. 

He is ever-loving, ever-forgiving, ever-calling us back to himself, and ever-giving us a million second chances.
We ask ourselves: “How can I live a life that’s faithful to the call of Christ on my life?”

…And we seek to live intentionally in Him, by His Spirit.


Heavenly Father, thank you for being our TRUE LOVE...
Help us to remember that we are so easily capable of unfaithfulness toward you.
We Doubt...
We Deny...
We Deceive..
We Disown.
Help us to remember that it is only through Your Grace that we remain close to you,
and that it is only by YOUR Faithfulness to us that we are saved
(not the opposite way around).
Be the tie that binds us to You,
Be the tie that binds us to each other,
For you are in all things and through all things and because of You...
All things hold together

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