So when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth. And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him, Luke 2:39-40.
Today, we are watching God's grace unfold upon Jesus' life after He arrived in Nazareth. He grew. Isn't that what children do quickly underneath parent(s)' watchful eyes usually?
Jesus was in quiet mode during these growth years.
He became strong in spirit. This is a good reflection for what we need to takeaway from 2020. Resilience is a necessary companion as we move into 2021. We need to embrace the fact that as we "keep our lives free from the love of money and we are content with what we have, God said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you, Hebrews 13:5”.
Jesus was filled with wisdom. Please fill us with wisdom for our individual journeys, Lord!
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; yea, with all thy getting get understanding", Proverbs 4:7. When we seek wisdom, a door opens in our hearts and minds.
We make choices about our actions, conversations and plans that lead us to victory, not astray. Keep this point tucked away in 2021.
Grace was upon Jesus. This means God's unmerited favor was present and working to manifest goodness, knowledge and understanding in Him...
We usher in God's grace for 2021. We decree great grace is saturating and ministering in our lives, our families' lives and our nation, in Jesus Christ's name.