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Meditating on fundamental aspects of the Christian faith, such as those expressed in the Creeds, helps us grow closer to God. For example, Jesus demonstrates the power of God among humans & brings light into our darkness.
- Jesus was baptized by John the Baptizer, showing us the importance of baptism as a means of God’s grace in our lives. When the Son was baptized, the Spirit was present & the Father was pleased.
- Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding in Cana of Galilee, demonstrating the power of God among his people. By such miracles, Jesus draws our attention to God.
- Jesus proclaimed that the kingdom of God was present in the world, inviting people to turn away from the world & submit to God as king of their lives.
- Jesus briefly revealed his heavenly glory to three of his chosen witnesses. Though they did not clearly understand the significance of this event when it happened, it did help them understand more clearly that Jesus is God, after he had risen from death.
- Jesus left his followers the ritual of communion, encouraging us to see his grace & mercy even in the things we take for granted, such as eating a simple meal, and encouraging us to renew our commitment to him as we remember his sacrifice for us.
LORD, please help us to love living simply in the light of Jesus.