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Exactly

The 6th month on the Hebrew calendar roughly corresponds with our month of September – it varies from year to year.

26 Then in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by Adonai into a town in the Galilee named Natzeret 27 and to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Miriam.  source Luke 1 TLV 

Verse 26 and 27 – The Angel Gabriel was sent by GOD to a town in Galilee, a specific town, not just any town in Galilee but the town of Natzeret. Why? Because in that specific town was a young women of child-bearing age but not yet married, a virgin.

Now let’s let this give us some deep spiritual pleasure. GOD sent. GOD directed the Angel – which means GOD is active and GOD is in charge. Moreover, HE sent the Angel to a specific place because HE knew exactly where the young woman was. In any given moment GOD knows EXACTLY where YOU ARE. GOD knew this young woman personally! HE knew her habits, He knew her goings and comings. Let that settle in on you like you’ve never heard it before. Let the HOLY SPIRIT breathe something holy into your being that will hold you and love you.

OF THE HOUSE OF DAVID. That is SO important. You see GOD follows the rules. GOD does what HE says HE will do. The House of David. GOD made sure the lineage was exact. GOD made sure the bloodline was just as it was spoken by the Prophets of the Old Testament.

This should give us holy awe and gratitude that GOD is GOD. HE is faithful. HE is exact. HE is sure. HE does what HE does ON PURPOSE because His purpose is to save US! Save us from sin, from ourselves, from hell. Just flat-out SAVE us!

The virgin’s name was Miriam (we call her Mary) but GOD called her!

Where else the rest of this reading will go I do not know but just this far wraps me in LOVE and I wanted to share.  

Well, Now!

A new word for me.

Eucatastrophe: A eucatastrophe is a sudden turn of events at the end of a story which ensures that the protagonist does not meet some terrible, impending, and very plausible and probable doom. The writer J. R. R. Tolkien coined the word by affixing the Greek prefix eu, meaning good, to catastrophe, the word traditionally used in classically inspired literary criticism to refer to the “unraveling” or conclusion of a drama’s plot. For Tolkien, the term appears to have had a thematic meaning that went beyond its literal etymological meaning in terms of form. In his definition as outlined in his 1947 essay “On Fairy-Stories”, eucatastrophe is a fundamental part of his conception of mythopoeia. Though Tolkien’s interest is in myth, it is also connected to the gospel; Tolkien calls the Incarnation of Christ the eucatastrophe of “human history” and the Resurrection the eucatastrophe of the Incarnation.    source – Wikipedia 

May our what we see as pending catastrophes be transformed into eucatastrophes by The Living Christ! 

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