Thursday, December 30, 2021

Day 6

 6th Day of Christmas- 30th Dec2021

 Happy Christmas

Yes, OK, you've noticed, I'm a day behind in my twelve day journey. I hope to catch up today. 


Luke 2:36-40

Anna speaks of the child to all who looked forward to the deliverance of Jerusalem

There was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well on in years. Her days of girlhood over, she had been married for seven years before becoming a widow. She was now eighty-four years old and never left the Temple, serving God night and day with fasting and prayer. She came by just at that moment and began to praise God; and she spoke of the child to all who looked forward to the deliverance of Jerusalem.

When they had done everything the Law of the Lord required, they went back to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. Meanwhile the child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdom; and God’s favour was with him.


Jesus went back with Mary and Joseph to Nazareth and grew to maturity. I love to think about and ponder on that simple home, where Jesus learned everything from His parents. As he got old enough to sweep the floor or use the tools he would have worked beside Joseph in the workshop. 

I like to picture them as a family sitting down to eat the meal that Mary prepared for them, I like to picture them laughing together, discussing the events of the day or the problems of their relations. 

Jesus spent most of His life in this "hidden" way, seemingly just like any other young man. After all, He was already thirty when He started His public ministry. 

"the child grew to maturity and was filled with wisdom; and God's favour was with Him." 

Jesus may I grow to maturity, especially  in my Faith. May I be filled with your wisdom, so I stay close to you always in the company of your blessed mother. 


  1. It's our prayer for our children, too, that they grow to wisdom and maturity in the Lord.


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