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Luke 10:21-24, Hidden to All but to Infants

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At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.
— Luke 10:21

RCL Daily Devotion for Saturday, March 2, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by Daniel D. Maurer from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

I understand there is a test you can download as an app on your smartphone. It supposedly can play a sound that you can only hear if you’re below age 25. As a person ages, they lose the ability to hear higher frequency noises. Here’s a link of a similar test via the web.

It saddens me to get older. I don’t like losing any ability that I had when I was younger. I even hear that men past age 45 will lose a certain percentage of muscle mass every year if they do not keep it up.

Getting older is one thing, and can be a gift. In fact, most cultures honor their elderly. The counter-intuitive statement Jesus made in today’s devotion is something completely different. God’s good will is said to be hidden to all, but to infants. Jesus thanked God for doing this.

Essentially, the core message here is that God’s message of grace is simple, straightforward and to be accepted as a child accepts a hug from her mother. May I be a candle in the night and never grow too old to enjoy the good gift of God’s grace with open arms as a tiny baby would!

(Now, about those high-frequency tones I can’t hear anymore . . . oh well.)

What do you like best about aging? What ways can you develop your faith to be more childlike?


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