Here’s our Special New Year Greetings to you.
Have a very blessed New Year ahead!
Here’s God Special Blessings to us -Extracted from Leviticus, Chapter 26:
3 "If you live according to my laws, if you keep my commandments and put them into practice,
4 I shall give you the rain you need at the right time; the soil will yield its produce and the trees of the countryside their fruit;
5 you will thresh until vintage time and gather grapes until sowing time. You will eat your fill of bread and live secure in your land.
6 "I shall give peace in the land, and you will go to sleep with no one to frighten you. I shall rid the land of beasts of prey. The sword will not pass through your land.
7 You will pursue your enemies and they will fall before your sword;
8 Five (5) of you pursuing a hundred (100) of them, one hundred (100) pursuing ten thousand (10,000); and your enemies will fall before your sword.
9 "I shall turn towards you, I shall make you fertile and make your numbers grow, and I shall uphold my covenant with you.
10 "Having eaten all you need of last year's harvest, you will throw out the old to make room for the new.
11 "I shall fix my home among you and never reject you.
12 I shall live among you; I shall be your God and you will be my people,
13 I, Yahweh your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you should be their slaves no longer, and who broke the bonds of your yoke and made you walk with head held high.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward will be great in heaven
- Extracted from Matthew, Chapter 5: 1-12
Seeing the crowds, Jesus went up the hill. There he sat down and was joined by his disciples.
Then he began to speak. This is what he taught them:
‘How happy are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Happy the gentle: they shall have the earth for their heritage.
Happy those who mourn: they shall be comforted.
Happy those who hunger and thirst for what is right: they shall be satisfied.
Happy the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them.
Happy the pure in heart: they shall see God.
Happy the peacemakers: they shall be called sons of God.
Happy those who are persecuted in the cause of right: theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
‘Happy are you when people abuse you and persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny against you on My account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.’
Here’s God’s Special Blessings to each of us - Extracted from Numbers 6:22-27
Yahweh spoke to Moses and said,
'Speak to Aaron and his sons and say: "This is how you must bless the Israelites. You will say:
May Yahweh bless you and keep you.
May Yahweh let his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
May Yahweh show you his face and bring you peace."
This is how they must call down my name on the Israelites, and then I shall bless them.'
Our Reflections: We who believe in Jesus Christ would form the New “Israel of God” and receive the blessings; see St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, Chapter 6:14-18)
Anyway, enjoy this New Year Holiday Season with your family and prepare to venture into a Great Year ahead. Keep up with the good work! 8-)
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