Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Knight: Jesus the faithful

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
    Commemoration of Denys, Bishop of Paris, & his Companions, Martyrs, 258
    Commemoration of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist, 1253
    Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.
    —Luke 4:14 (NIV)
    In a natural fear of lowering the Divine dignity of Christ, we often forget His true humanity. We think of His earthly life as moving on a plane so different from ours that no parallel can be drawn between them... What we forget is, that He too needed to walk by faith, needed to be filled with the Holy Spirit, ... needed the sympathy of loving friends, needed the strengthening that is gained in private prayer. His strong and beautiful, serene and holy life so fills the eye that we lose sight of His secret intercourse with the Father, out of which came all its beauty, all its power.
    ... G. H. Knight (1835-1917), In the Secret of His Presence, Rock Island, Ill.: Augustana Book Concern, 1934, p. 44-45 (see the book)
    See also Luke 4:14; Matt. 14:23; 26:36-45; Mark 6:46; Luke 4:1; 6:12; John 15:15; 2 Cor. 5:7; Eph. 5:18; Heb. 4:15
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your needs were like our needs; strengthen us through Your Spirit, we pray.
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