Sunday. December 22, 2019. 10:53 AM.
“Turning . . . “
“He replied, ‘The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. This is why I speak to them in parables:
‘Though seeing, they do not see;
Though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
‘In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:
‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
‘You will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
‘For this people’s heart has become calloused;
‘they hardly hear with their ears,
‘and they have closed their eyes.
‘otherwise they might see with their eyes,
‘hear with their ears,
‘understand with their hearts
‘and turn, and I would heal them.
‘But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.’” -Matthew 13:11-16. NIV Study Bible.
“At that time Jesus said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:25-30. NIV Study Bible.
The Vogues- “Turn Around, Look at Me” (with Lyrics in Description)
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart (Video)
Charlene + I’ve Never Been To Me + Lyrics/HD
“This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says:
“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
In quietness and trust is your strength,
But you would have none of it.
You said, ‘No, we will flee on horses.
Therefore you will flee!
You said, ‘We will ride off on swift horses.
‘Therefore your pursuers will be swift!
A thousand will flee at the threat of one;
At the threat of five
You will all flee away,
Till you are left
Like a flagstaff on a mountaintop,
Like a banner on a hill.
“Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
He rises to show you compassion.
For the LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!” -Isaiah 30:15-18. NIV Study Bible.
God’s Way of Salvation (John 3:16)
Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes