I bless you to grow in favor.
After Christmas, after the manger,
After the shepherds and magi and Herod’s danger,
After Gabriel’s visit,
After the Heavenly Host ascended from the Bethlehem skies,
After the magi set their compasses eastward,
After the baby became a lad,
Jesus increased in wisdom, stature and favor
With God and people.
The perfectly Favored One increased in favor!
If the favor on Jesus’ life could grow,
So can favor flourish more and more for you.
To be favored is to be “graced,” literally.
To be favored is to be shown undeserved kindness—
May you find yourself less often trying to kick your way in
And more and more
Watching doors open
By the favor of God.
Today’s blessing is inspired by:
Luke 2:52 (ESV) — 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.
When Jesus began his ministry, He announced it as the fulfillment of the “year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:19). Favor (unmerited grace) has arrived once and for all. In Christ, you are favored by God. And that’s the Gospel!