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Adopted

Esther 2:5-7, 8b, 15, 17 “Now there was in the citadel of Susa a Jew of the tribe of Benjamin, named Mordecai…who had been carried into exile…Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up…This girl, who was … Continue reading

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Perfume

Song of Songs 1:12 “While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.” John 12:2a, 3 “Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor…Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured … Continue reading

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Crossed Over

Exodus 15:19-21 “When Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the Lord brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.  Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took … Continue reading

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Limping

Genesis 32:24-26, 29b-31 “So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.  When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as … Continue reading

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Fig Tree

Hosea 9:10, 12b “When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the desert; when I saw your ancestors, it was like seeing the early fruit on the fig tree.  But when they came to Baal Peor, they consecrated themselves … Continue reading

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Runaway

Genesis 16:7-9, 13 “The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert…And he said, ‘Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?’  ‘I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,’ she … Continue reading

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Dew

Deuteronomy 33:13b-16 “May the Lord bless his land with the precious dew from heaven above and with the deep waters that lie below; with the best the sun brings forth and the finest the moon can yield; with the choicest … Continue reading

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Servant Angels

Psalm 103:20-21 “Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.  Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.” Luke 22:41-44 “[Jesus] withdrew about a stone’s … Continue reading

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Gardener

Genesis 2:8-9a “Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.  And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing … Continue reading

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Myrrh

Matthew 2:11 “On coming to the house, [the Magi] saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him.  Then they opened their gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.” John 19:38a, 39-40a “Later, … Continue reading

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