Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sunday Reflection...

The May 10th Westminster Abbey Evensong program stated daily prayers have been offered at the Abbey for over a thousand years. Scripture declares the prayers of saints are a fragrance unto the Lord.  Therefore, countless fragrances have ascended to Heaven from this sacred edifice over the ages. 

How encouraging to be reminded in that service that the Incarnation [God becoming fully human in Jesus Christ] not only fulfilled God's promises to Abraham and his seed, but to the Gentiles as well [all nations].  

The choir sang the canticle using the words of Simeon in Luke 2:29-32 when the Christ Child was presented in the temple:

     "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace: according to thy word.
      For mine eyes have seen: thy salvation,
      which thou hast prepared: before the face of all people;
      to be a light to lighten the Gentiles: and to be the glory of thy people Israel.
      Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
      as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be:  world without end.  Amen."

I'm with Simeon and the Apostle Paul - "Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!"

May God bless your week!

1 comment:

  1. If I ever get to London, this is on my list! Have a blessed week.


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