The Blessing of Believing Simply

中文: Chinese Version

Ephrem the Syrian (~306-373 AD) taught theological truths through hymns. In the hymn below, he teaches that Jesus is the Son of God:

[Blessed is he/she] “who has become worthy to call You, Jesus, with great love, ‘Beloved Son’, just as God Your Begetter called You. {REFRAIN}: Glory to You, O Son of God!

[Blessed is he/she] “who has kept his/her mouth from all iniquities, and has called You ‘Son of God,’ as the Holy Spirit called You. { REFRAIN }

[Blessed is he/she] “who has become worthy of believing simply, calling You ‘Son of God,’ as the apostles and prophets called You. { REFRAIN }

Coffee/tea ThoughtCoffee/tea thought: This Christmas season, allow God to bless you in “believing simply” that Jesus who came to earth as a human baby is the Son of God.

John

Ref: From Hymn III, slightly adapted, The Hymns of Faith, St. Ephrem the Syrian. (The Fathers of the Church, Vol. 130, tr. by Jeffery Wickes, 2015)

December 17th, 2018

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