We’ve been requested to add Jared, a brain injury patient, to our list.
I was touched by Leander Harding’s sermon The Thorn that Blooms at Christmas. The legend of the blooming of Joseph of Arimathea’s staff reminds me of the blooming of Aaron’s rod.
Colossians 1:9-11 (Young’s Literal Translation)
Because of this, we also, from the day in which we heard, do not cease praying for you, and asking that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,
May Joseph, Sally, Chris, Lauren, Gaenor, Mark, Samuel, Erin, Isabella, Christy, Nick, Alan, David, John, Brian, LaTosha, Danny, Jared, and Jonathan blossom in wisdom and spiritual understanding like the Glastonbury Thorn at Christmas.
to your walking worthily of the Lord to all pleasing, in every good work being fruitful,
May they bring forth the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
and increasing to the knowledge of God,
May they open their hearts to receive all of Your gifts.
in all might being made mighty according to the power of His glory,
May they be crowned with Your strength.
to all endurance and long-suffering with joy.
May there be a song in their mouths. Amen.