Crumbs
October 25, 2020
102. Week of Second Sunday in Lent - Wednesday
And this is life eternal, that they know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent
          And this is life eternal, that they know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.   John 17:3
          In the night on which He was betrayed, after the parting words which John records had been spoken, Jesus lifted His eyes up to heaven and, with a loud voice, in the hearing of His disciples, prayed to His Father. First He prayed for Himself, saying: "Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is life eternal that they might know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth; I have finished the work which You gave Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me with Your own self with the glory which I had with You before the world was." (John 17:1-5.)
          Dear Christian! The Father has sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. All men are in the Saviour's hand. Without Him no man can have eternal life. He gives eternal life to all whom the Father gives to Him, whom the Father makes His own through faith. Through His work and through His saving Word the Son glorifies the Father; He truly reveals the Father in His great tender mercy. And, again, the Father glorifies the Son by presenting Him to the world as the only Saviour, and by highly exalting Him, after His work of salvation was accomplished, into the eternal glory which He had with the Father before the world was, from everlasting. And now He who thus through faith knows the Father to be the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom He sent to be the Saviour, has eternal life. May the Holy Spirit ingraft this in your heart, O Christian, so that you may always remain in such knowledge, which is eternal life.
          PRAYER: - O Father in heaven, I thank You that You have granted me grace to know You according to Your tender mercy, which was manifested in Christ Jesus, Your dear Son, our Lord and Saviour. O Father, grant me Your Holy Spirit that I may stay in the Word which tells me of such compassion, trusting in the same to my end, and thus inheriting eternal life which Your dear Son, my, Saviour, has merited for me at so great a price. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
October 25, 2020