Crumbs
October 26, 2020
174. Week of Fifth Sunday after Easter - Friday
And sat on the right hand of God.
          And sat on the right hand of God.   Mark 16:19
          Our Lord Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Saviour, has ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of God the Father. This is the highest exaltation possible. Our Lord Jesus Christ now without reserve partakes of all divine majesty. God has "set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and has put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the Church:" (Eph. 1:20-22.) Christ Jesus, who is the Head over all things, to whom is given all power in heaven and in earth, He is in particular the Head of His beloved Church. Upon this His beloved Church He bestows His grace. And this His grace is wedded with His divine power. And so He gathers, keeps, governs, and protects us, His beloved Christians. He makes all things work together for our good. He governs all things so that they must work together for our good. Sin, world, devil, joy, sorrow, death, all things work together for our good. For He sits at the right hand of God and is the Head over all things, and in particular the Head of His beloved Christian Church. Indeed what shall we lack if we are His own? With strong compassionate hands, and with divinely gracious providence He leads us through this world into the world to come, over which He is set as well as over this world. Us and our life, and all things that may in any way concern our life, He holds as with a thousand reins in His mighty divine hands, and guides all things to our salvation. Christian, Christian, in true faith commit yourself altogether into the hands of this your Saviour.
          PRAYER: - I commit myself into Your hands, O exalted, omnipotent Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. You are the Head, I am a member of Your body. Keep, govern, protect, guide, lead, direct me through all things to eternal life, according to the command and the office which Your heavenly Father, at whose right hand You sit, has given You even now. I commit myself into Your hands, my Lord and Saviour! Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
October 26, 2020