52 They worshiped Jesus, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.
Congratulations! We have just finished journeying together through the gospel of Luke, a verse or two at a time! May we, too, worship Jesus continually and praise and bless God. May we bathe in the presence of the Holy Spirit. May we remember that if we believe, we have become the temple of the living God because the Spirit of God dwells with us. And if we don’t yet believe, may we ask for the gift of faith. To become a Christian is called in the Bible the Way. It is the Way of grace. It is the Way of relying on what God has done, not on our own “good” works. It is the Way to spend our lives in God’s presence both now and forevermore, surrounded by our brothers and sisters in Christ, and all those who have ever believed, while the angels above shout Glory and all the heavens sing for joy!
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