Friday, December 29, 2023

Unto You, Part 13: Unto Us Came the Prince of Peace

Unto You, Part 13: Unto Us Came the Prince of Peace
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

If Jesus is who He says He is,
If Jesus can do all He said He can do,
If Jesus can be all He has promised to be,
If Jesus will come like He said He would come,
If Jesus loves you like He said He loves you,
You have no reason to worry or fear,
and every reason to be at rest and live in His peace.
His name shall be called…Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Unto You, Part 12: Unto Us Came God’s Full Provision

Unto You, Part 12: Unto Us Came God’s Full Provision
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Why did the Prophets proclaim Jesus?
Why did Mary sing about Jesus?
Why did the Angels point the Shepherds to Jesus?
Why did the Star guide Wise Men to Jesus?
Why did John the Baptist prepare people for Jesus?
Why did the Disciples bring seekers to Jesus?
Why did God say about Jesus, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”
Why does the Holy Spirit draw us to Jesus?
Because in Jesus, God will meet our every need, through Jesus we will be given every provision, and from Jesus we will receive every blessing God can give.
May our hearts be open to receive Him,
May our faith be ready to trust Him,
May our wills be surrendered to obey Him,
May our feet and hands be committed to follow Him,
May our actions and attitudes be righteous to honor Him,
May our voices be uplifted to praise Him.
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him (Colossians 2:9-10 NKJV).

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Monday, December 25, 2023

Unto You, Part 11: Unto Us Came God’s Glory

Unto You, Part 11: Unto Us Came God’s Glory
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

What is glory? In Hebrew it means splendor, honor, beauty, majesty, grandeur, or excellence. In Greek it means dignity, honor, praise, or esteem. No amount of words, however descriptive they may be, can help us fully grasp what glory truly is. The reason is because glory is not so much about what we describe, as it is about what we behold.
In John1:14 we read, “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John wasn’t given a divine description of Jesus Christ, he was given a personal revelation of Him. John’s eyes looked upon the fullness of God’s glory— grace and truth in the face of Jesus Christ.
To help us understand glory, let’s look at two examples from the natural world. The first example is the glory of a rose. Suppose a blind woman, who had also lost her sense of smell, asked you to describe a rose to her. You could tell her, in great detail, what the rose looked like, including the length of its stem and the shape of its petals. Your words would bring some helpful understanding of the rose, but the woman would never fully behold the glory of the rose without seeing its color and smelling its fragrance.
A botanist may be able to give us a great many interesting facts about the rose and explain to us how it grows and how to care for it, but even that helpful knowledge does not allow us to fully delight in the glory of the rose. The glory of the rose is what God intended for us to experience from the rose when we behold it—when we draw it close and inhale its sweetness, when we gaze upon its delicate beauty, when we let its presence adorn our table and warm our hearts.
The second example is the glory of the Grand Canyon (or any other natural wonder). I have read some things about the Grand Canyon, I have looked at pictures of the Grand Canyon in magazines and books, I have flown over the Grand Canyon from 35,000 feet, I have driven near the Grand Canyon, and I have seen the Grand Canyon on TV, including some amazing images that have been broadcast in High Definition. However, I have never actually been to the Grand Canyon.
For many years, my son’s exposure to the Grand Canyon was very similar to mine. We both knew about the Grand Canyon through various sources and experienced a certain measure of its glory, but we had never beheld the Grand Canyon. One day, my son decided to take a trip to the Grand Canyon to see the sight through his eyes, instead of through the eyes of an author or a photographer. When he returned home from his trip I asked him what his impression was of the Canyon. “I wasn’t prepared for what I saw,” he said, “it was beyond anything I could have imagined.” When my son tried to convey his experiences to me he could not fully describe the wonder of it all—the glory of the Canyon left him in awe. Once he beheld the Canyon I knew that a picture in a book would never satisfy him again.
In order to know the full glory of the Grand Canyon you must behold the Grand Canyon, not just once, but time and time again. You must walk up to it, stand at the edge of its rim, look down, look out, look across, and behold it. You must breathe the air around it and see the various weather patterns change the shading and the colors of its walls. You must walk its trails, feel its steepness, sense its soil beneath your feet, brush by its foliage, watch its river, see its wildlife, and try to grasp, with all your senses, its beauty and enormity.
Have you wondered why the disciples left their all to follow Jesus? What was it about Him that would cause them to take such a drastic step? I think John gives a clue when he tells us, “And we beheld His glory.” It seems that in their first encounter with Jesus, God gave the disciples their first glimpse of His glory.
It certainly was not the full revelation of His glory, but it was enough to win their hearts. They heard something in His voice, they saw something in His countenance, and they felt something from His spirit that allowed them to behold Him for the very first time. It was enough to keep them in awe, to keep them in wonder, and keep them desiring to behold Him more and more.
Think of it, Jesus Christ came so that you could behold His glory. Not just a glimpse of His glory, but the fullness of His glory. As we grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ from day to day, we go from glory to glory. We see more of His beauty, learn more of His ways, and understand more of His heart. In many ways, we are like people watching sunbeams coming through the window of our heart—the sunbeams are real and delightful to look upon—but they are nothing compared to the full glory of the sun from which they emanate.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy (Jude 1:24 KJV).
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof (Revelation 21:23 KJV).
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6 NKJV).
(Jesus Christ) being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person… (Hebrews 1:3 NKJV).
What is the glory of God? Jesus Christ! Who is the glory of God? Jesus Christ! Where is the glory of God? Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the center point, the starting point, and the ending point of the glory of God. We behold the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, not somewhere else or through something else.
Signs and wonders are expressions of God’s glory, but signs and wonders are not His glory;  the heavens declare the glory of God, but the heavens are not His glory; the earth is filled with the glory of God, but the earth is not His glory—Christ, and Christ alone, is the glory of God.
Father, I desire that they also whom You have entrusted to Me [as Your gift to Me] may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory, which You have given Me [Your love gift to Me]; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world (John 17:24 AMP).
Jesus wants you to be where He is. Why does He want you to be with Him? One of the greatest cries of His heart was that He wanted you to be with Him so that you could see (behold) His glory.
The glory that Jesus now carries in the heavens is beyond anything you have ever seen or known upon this earth. It is a glory that is greater than all the national parks and earthly wonders of the world put together. His glory is more majestic than ascending the heights of the highest mountain peaks; more magnificent than seeing all the world’s waterfalls cascading down around you; more glorious than smelling the fragrance of a million roses placed within your grasp; more wondrous than hearing, in the richest and purest tones, the music of the most beautiful symphonies ever composed.
Jesus wants you to behold His glory for the sheer pleasure of it, for the pure of joy of it, for the absolute delight of it all. His glory is so great, so vast, and so magnificent, that it will take you an eternity to behold it — a billion, trillion years to begin to see it, feel it, know it, and experience it. His glory will keep on delighting you, over and over again. It will be one continuous “Wow, Jesus, Wow!” forever, and ever, and ever. Hallelujah!

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Friday, December 22, 2023

Unto You, Part 10 : Unto Us Came the Bread of Life

Unto You, Part 10 : Unto Us Came the Bread of Life
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Bread is not made to be displayed, to be admired, to be studied, to be analyzed, to be compared with other breads, to be used as a centerpiece, or to be packaged. Bread is not made to educate or entertain. It is made to sustain. Bread is made to be eaten. Jesus is the Bread of life.

Jesus doesn’t have bread to give us, He is the Bread He gives us…

He is the Bread of the Passover—Unleavened. Striped. Pierced. 
He is the Bread of the Tabernacle—Made with fine flour. Bread of the assembly and Bread of the individual. The Bread of God’s presence, whose face shines upon you. 
He is the Bread of Bethlehem—Sent from Heaven. Given for all who receive.
He is the broken Bread—the Bread of Emmaus, the Bread of Melchizedek, the Bread of the wilderness.

Jesus is the Living Bread. He is the Bread of communion, the Bread of fellowship, the Bread of covenant, the Bread of healing and wholeness, the Bread of intimacy, the Bread of revelation, and the Bread of blessing.

By faith, receive Him, eat of Him, delight in Him, partake of Him. He is fresh Bread, daily Bread.

Take as much as you can, again and again, there will always be enough and more than enough.

Jesus is Bread baked in the oven of affliction. The Bread of our sorrows and the Bread of our tears. He is the Bread of all mercies, the Bread of all compassion, and the Bread of all grace.

Bread of life. 
Bread of glory. 
Bread of beauty. 
Bread of health.
Bread of deliverance.
Bread of joyful journeys.
Bread of Heaven, feed me…nourish my soul…fill my hunger…be my strength. Be in every fiber of my being, in every heartbeat, in every longing, in every hope, in every work, in every step, in every plan, in every purpose.

For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven" (John.6.32-33 NKJV).

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Unto You, Part 9: Unto Us Came the Messiah

Unto You, Part 9: Unto Us Came the Messiah
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
Scripture promised Him. Genesis 3:15
Abraham believed in Him. Galatians 3:6-8,16-18
Moses lived for Him. Hebrews 11:23-26
Isaiah prophesied about Him. Isaiah 53
David knew of Him. Mark 12:35-36
Israel hoped for Him. Jeremiah 17:13-14
Elizabeth blessed Him. Luke 1:43
Mary magnified Him. Luke 1:46-47
Shepherds spoke of Him. Luke 2:17-18
Wise men worshipped Him. Matthew 2:11
Simeon looked upon Him. Luke 2:25-30
Anna testified of Him. Luke 2:36-38
John wrote of Him. John 20:31
God anointed Him. Acts 10:38
Disciples walked with Him. Matthew 4:19
Seekers talked with Him. Luke 24:32
Thomas confessed Him. John 20:28
Peter proclaimed Him. Acts 2:22-36
Paul lived for Him. Philippians 1:21
Believers received Him. John 1:12
All will acknowledge Him…
Jesus Christ the Lord. Philippians 2:9-11

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Monday, December 18, 2023

Unto You, Part 8: Unto Us Came the Love of God

Unto You, Part 8: Unto Us Came the Love of God
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

There is a love that
extends to the breadth,
descends to the depths,
ascends to the heights,
and transcends all
that our hearts can ever imagine.

Jesus is the Fountain that quenches our thirst, the Bread that nourishes our souls, the Light that dispels our darkness, the Physician that heals our wounds…

The Shepherd that guides our steps, the Counselor that gives us wisdom, the Word that establishes us in truth, the Faithful One that gives us security…

The Vine that nourishes our spirits, the Dayspring that gives us hope, the Door that gives us access to the Father, and the Mighty God that rules our hearts.

What a Heart! What a love! What a Savior!

By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us (1 John 3:16 NKJV).

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Friday, December 15, 2023

Unto You, Part 7: Unto Us Came the Heart of Christmas

Unto You, Part 7: Unto Us Came the Heart of Christmas
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Jesus is the heart of everything that is true, that is good, and that is holy. He is the heart of love and all it gives; the heart of righteousness and all it represents; the heart of mercy and all it restores; the heart of kindness and all it embraces; the heart of grace and all it provides.
All that our hearts have ever desired, every need we face, every truth we seek, and every blessing we long for is found in Jesus Christ. There is no other person, no other relationship, no other provision, and no other source that God will use to meet our deepest needs. All things are in Jesus Christ, and we are complete in Him.

There is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live (1 Corinthians 8:6 NKJV).

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Unto You, Part 6: Wise Men and Their Gifts

Unto You, Part 6: Wise Men and Their Gifts
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

The long journey of the Wise Men from the east brought them to the place where the young child Jesus lived. Even though He was the King of the Jews, they didn’t find Him clothed in fine silk, but in a common garment. They didn’t find Him in a plush palace chamber, but in the room of a simple house. They didn’t find Him under the service of attendants and the watchful eyes of palace guards, but under the tender watch-care of His mother. Yet, they came before Jesus in humility and bowed before Him as King…they came with adoration and worshiped Him as Messiah…they came with praise and honored Him as Lord. They came with joyful spirits and received full hearts…they came with material blessings and received spiritual blessings…they came with gifts and received heaven’s greatest gift of all.
The gifts they brought to Jesus were gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Gold was a gift fit for kings and those of royal blood. It was fitting for Jesus because He was of the royal line of David, and would sit upon David’s throne forever. Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Frankincense was a spice used in the making of the incense for the tabernacle. When used, it gave off a wonderful fragrance. It was a fitting gift for Jesus because He is the God-Man, the only One worthy of our worship, adoration, and our praise. Myrrh was an important element used in embalming. It was a fitting gift for Jesus because it spoke of His purpose in coming to earth from heaven. He came to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.
God has given His greatest gift to us, we need only to receive Him. The only gift that is fitting for us to give to Him today is the gift of ourselves, wholly, once and for all. Like the Wise Men, we can come before Him and bow in surrender, in honor, in humility, in gratitude, in worship, and in praise. His first coming to earth has passed, and His work on the cross is finished. When we come to Him today He is seated in the heavens at the right hand of His Father. He is glorified and exalted, and we bow before His majesty and await His soon return.

And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh (Matthew 2:11 NKJV).

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Monday, December 11, 2023

Unto You, Part 5: God’s Angels

Unto You, Part 5: God’s Angels
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
Before there were people on earth there were angels in the heavens. They are the great heavenly host. While we live in a physical world, angels live in a spiritual world. They are creations of God sent to do His service, and to minister to us in unique ways. Everything they do is according to the plan of God, and everything is for the glory of God. Angels appear throughout the Bible with various names, in various ways, with various forms, at various times, and for various purposes. They announce God’s plans, carry out His purposes, and provide protection for God’s people.
The angels of God witnessed many things throughout the history of the world, and even stepped into our world to speak and do God’s will. But nothing that they witnessed compared to the unveiling of God’s redemptive plan. They looked upon it in wonder, they rejoiced in it with jubilation. When God the Father set His plan in motion, an angel was there to instruct Mary and Joseph so that they could understand what God was doing. When they wondered what to name Him, an angel was there to give the name to them. When the Son of God became a man, the angels were there to lead a heavenly celebration and give specific instructions to the baby’s first visitors. When the young child’s life was in danger, an angel was there to instruct Joseph to take the child to Egypt. When Jesus fasted for forty days and was tempted by Satan in the wilderness, the angels were there to minister to Him. When Jesus cried out in Gethsemane, “Not My will but Thine be done,” an angel was there to strengthen Him. When Jesus was betrayed and arrested, thousands of angels were ready to deliver Him if He had given them the order. When Jesus rose from the dead, angels were at the empty tomb to make the first announcement that He lives. When Jesus ascended into heaven, angels were there to reveal that He would come again.
What a joy and comfort it is to realize that the angels of God that did His will in Bible times, are still doing His will today. Just as the angels ministered to Jesus, so they minister to God’s people today. They have not gone out of business or been put into retirement. You do not have to earn their ministry, for their ministry is a part of your inheritance as a child of God. You may never notice them or be aware of their presence, but they are here, faithfully caring out the will of God on your behalf. And they will continue to do so until that glorious day when they will return with Him, and we will be caught up together to be forever with the Lord.
You alone are the LORD. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you (Nehemiah 9:6 NLT).
Praise the LORD, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands
 (Psalm 103:20 NLT).

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Friday, December 8, 2023

Unto You, Part 4: Shepherds

Unto You, Part 4: Shepherds
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
When Jesus left heaven to come to earth most of the world was unaware of the great thing that God was doing. He left the highest place and came to a lowly place. He left His glory and was clothed in humility. He left the riches of heaven to be born into a poor family. He didn’t come into the world surrounded by dignitaries, but by animals…He didn’t come into a palace, but into a stable...He didn’t come wrapped in silk, but in swaddling clothes. The rich didn’t witness His coming—they were too comfortable. The powerful didn’t witness His coming—they were too proud. The religious leaders didn’t witness His coming—they were too blind. The merchants didn’t witness His coming—they were too busy.
On a quiet hillside close to where Jesus was born God made the news known. He spoke it in phrases of wonder, through creatures of splendor, to men of low degree. Those who were excluded from society’s fancy gatherings would be included in heaven’s greatest celebration…those who had little education would come to know heaven’s greatest revelation…those who had few possessions would come to receive heaven’s greatest gift. What greater witnesses could there be to the coming of the Lamb of God than those who tended their flocks by night.
Like the shepherds, God comes to us in our spiritual night time to call us to His light…He comes in our spiritual poverty to call us to the riches in His Son…He comes in our spiritual loneliness to call us to the fellowship of His eternal celebration. He who was wrapped in swaddling clothes has wrapped us in robes of righteousness…He who had no place to lay His head has given us a mansion in heaven…He who cried as His mother held Him in her arms will wipe away all our tears.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:2-11 NKJV).

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Unto You, Part 3: A Child Is Born, a Son Is Given

Unto You, Part 3: A Child Is Born, a Son Is Given
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

The earthly life of Jesus Christ began in Bethlehem 2000 years ago, but before that time He was alive, not on earth, but in heaven. He was alive because He has always been. He is eternal. He is God. When He left heaven and came to earth He was given the name “Jesus” which means “the One who saves from sin.” Before that time, when He was with His Father in heaven, He was known to us by many other names. Some of those names were Yeshua, Jehovah, I Am, The Word, Holy One, Captain of the Lord’s host, and Messiah. He was there, in the beginning, making the world and all that is in it. Everything was created by Him, and for Him.
When He came to earth it was the most miraculous thing that had ever happened since creation. His life entered the life of a virgin named Mary. The Holy Spirit did this miraculous work within her. When Jesus entered the world as a baby He was God come in the flesh. He was Mary’s baby, but He was God’s Son. The Creator entered creation as a man. Why did He do it? He came because His Father sent Him—not to impress us with His miracle power so that He could entertain us, not to educate us so that we could learn more facts about heaven, and not to provide us with new rituals so that we could become more religious. He came because we had sinned and needed to be forgiven, because God wanted us brought back into a loving, holy, caring relationship with Himself, and because the only way that we could ever be reconciled to Him was by His Son coming and offering up His body as a sacrifice for our redemption.
What incredible love is in the heart of God for you. Jesus came as a visible expression of that love…nothing is deeper than that love. He came so that you could have sweet communion with Him…nothing is sweeter than that communion. He came to be your companion always…nothing is nearer than that companionship. He came so that His presence could be within you…nothing is dearer than that presence.
Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14 NKJV).

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Monday, December 4, 2023

Unto You, Part 2: The Star

Unto You, Part 2: The Star
-Roy Lessin

One night, in one place, one special star appeared in the heavens, for one ordained length of time, and with one specific purpose. This star was like no other star that had ever appeared to human eyes. All the other stars in the night sky are lights declaring the glory of God, but the light of this star appeared to point the way to the One True Light. The other stars spoke of the great work of creation, but this star proclaimed the coming of the Creator to earth. The other stars revealed God’s handiwork, but this star revealed His mighty arm of salvation. There was something else that was unique about this star, it moved. It was God’s heavenly guide.
No one ever born has ever had his or her own star appear in the sky as a Divine birth announcement. No one has ever had a star appear as a travel guide giving directions to those who sought the place where the child lived. The wise men from the East not only saw the star and understood its uniqueness, but they also knew its purpose. They called the star “His Star,” the star of the King of the Jews. They also knew that “His Star” meant that God had sent His promised gift from Heaven, for they made their journey not as tourists, but as worshipers.
God always guides seeking hearts to the One True Light. As the world around us grows darker, the Light of Jesus Christ shines even brighter. It is a Light of truth, hope, purity, and beauty. That Light shines through the faces of those who know Him, through the eyes of those who see Him, through the character of those who walk with Him, and through the hearts of those who love Him.
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen His star in the East, and have come to worship Him." Matthew 2:1-2 NKJV

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Friday, December 1, 2023

Unto You, Part 1: The Only Gift That Love Could Ever Give

Hello Friends!

Welcome to our new series, Unto You.

Join us each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout December as we focus upon Jesus—who He is, why He came, and the difference He makes within each heart that knows Him.

May your heart fully celebrate Jesus, God’s eternal love gift who was given unto you.


Unto You, Part 1: The Only Gift That Love Could Ever Give
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
The modern world looks at Christmas and fills it with clutter, noise, and busyness. The clutter can blind us from seeing the truth, the noise can keep us from hearing the truth, and the pace can keep us from finding the truth. God’s gift came in such a simple way, in such a quiet manner, and in such a lowly place. The crowds and busyness were at the inn at Bethlehem, not at the stable where Christ was born. Who would look there for anything important to happen?
At the manger there were no flashing lights to get the crowd’s attention, no sale signs to attract the shoppers, and no bands to stir up some passersby’s excitement. But, out of town, on a peaceful hillside, the heavens opened. A few humble shepherds, whose hearts were ready to listen, heard the most remarkable message that had ever been spoken.
Today, God is still drawing us back to the quiet waters of salvation, the lowly place of worship, the peace of His presence, the simplicity of the cross, the beauty of His face, and the only gift that Love could ever give...God’s only begotten Son.
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15 NIV)

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