Thursday, April 29, 2010

Today's Reading - Acts 13

In today's first reading, St. Paul walks into the synagague and gives the Isrealites and all of us a short birds eye view of salvation history. I thought I'd share this today because its not only an amazing journey, but a reminder of how Our Father keeps His promises. And for a great study and adventure through salvation history, there no other book I can recommend, than Scott Hahn's "A Father Who Keeps His Promises"

So Paul got up, motioned with his hand, and said,
“Fellow children of Israel and you others who are God-fearing, listen. The God of this people Israel chose our ancestors and exalted the people during their sojourn in the land of Egypt. With uplifted arm he led them out,
and for about forty years he put up with them in the desert. When he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance at the end of about four hundred and fifty years. After these things he provided judges up to Samuel the prophet. Then they asked for a king.
God gave them Saul, son of Kish,
a man from the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
Then he removed him and raised up David as their king;
of him he testified, I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart;
he will carry out my every wish. From this man’s descendants God, according to his promise,
has brought to Israel a savior, Jesus. John heralded his coming by proclaiming a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel; and as John was completing his course, he would say,
‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not he.
Behold, one is coming after me; I am not worthy to unfasten the sandals of his feet.’”

Acts 13:13-25

Friday, April 23, 2010