Massacre of the Innocents, Giotto, Wikipedia
By Giotto di Bondone - The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=151691
The Three Magi: Balthasar, Melchior, and Gaspar, from a late 6th century mosaic at the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy. Wikipedia
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The Magi in the House of Herod, Jacques Tissot
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Journey of the Magi (1902) by James Tissot, Wikipedia
Mary, Jesys, Jospeh
Annunciation. James Tissot
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Geneology of Christ
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Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. (John 4:34 ESV)
(Annibale Carracci [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Think what joy you bring the Lord Jesus when you are filled to overflowing with His love and joy, and you are willing to bring others to Him.
(Still Life with Watermelons, Pineapple and Other Fruit by Albert Eckhout, a Dutch painter active in 17th century Brazil , Wikipedia)
Have you ever heard the phrase “Leave it at the feet of Jesus”?
(Ancient earthenware jar, by pxhere)
"The woman said to him, 'I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.'
"Jesus said to her, 'I who speak to you am he.'" (John 4:25-26 ESV)
(Jacob van Oost the Younger [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
“You must be a prophet, you really see me, you know everything about me, you know what’s in my heart.”
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Confessing our sins honestly and completely, without trying to gloss over it, or make excuses, is really the only way to spiritual health.
(Woman Praising God, by Pixabay)
Jesus had shown Himself to be completely in the know about her sin, but also tender, compassionate, loving and personally interested in her.
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Eternal life is saturated with God’s own love, joy and peace springing up within you like a spring of living water.
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The prophet Jeremiah compared God to living water, and rejecting God for earthly sources of satisfaction as being like drinking stagnant water from broken cisterns.
(“Jesus and the WOman of Samaria”, Gustave Dore, WikiArt, Public Domain
Above is the entrance to the famed Jacob's Well in Samaria.
Three hundred years after northern Israel rejected Jerusalem as their holy city, the Assyrians came in and wiped out the northern kingdom, took the people captive, and sent in their own people to repopulate the devastated area. You can read the whole story in 2 Kings 17.
(Entrance to Jacob’s Well, Samaria; OSU Special Collections & Archives @ Flickr Commons )
It was necessary for Jesus to go through Samaria...
(The Colonnade, Samaria, PublicDomainPictures.net)
After Jesus’ blockbuster statement to Nicodemus that God actually loves the whole world, not just Pharisees, He made His way to the most despised people in the area.
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Instead of going to the prophet Jeremiah, the King, high priest, and their delegation went to the prophet Huldah. The fate of the nation hung on her words. Whatever she heard from the Lord and spoke to them would be their command to obey. If ever there was a woman who taught and had authority over men, it was the prophet Huldah.
(Golden gate around 1900 in Jerusalem, Israel. Photo by Library of Congress. Photo via <a href="https://www.goodfreephotos.com/">Good Free Photos</a>)