Universal Utterings®
for April 11, 2023


04-11-2023 Matthew Ch 17 v-0508 Son beloved Mine is same




Gospel of Matthew Ch 17 v- Five thru Eight

5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” 6 When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid. 7 But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and do not be afraid.” 8 And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone.


It’s very natural to become afraid. This fright was held by the Rock Jesus chose to lead His Church. “When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid.” Peter will soon be afraid to die choosing to deny His Lord three times before knowing a fright that Jesus expected to completely save his hide. The Will of God has a way of working out when you really think it’s not going to. Things seem tough enough sometimes that it’ll rock your trust but Jesus reminds us to hold on to Him and face each decision by placing Him First and you’ll see the outcome will come to the favor of Truth where love, faith and hope of His grace will be in abundance. I’m reminded of what a preacher friend told me last night about shadows in the Word of God. “Shadows aren’t something to be afraid of but to enter and be protected to hear the voice of God.” Amen.


Join me as we pray our daily prayer of forgiveness. I am sorry Lord. I believe You died and rose for me. Please forgive me as I forgive others. I share You as my Lord and Savior seeking to live your Will in all things. Prayers for wife Toni and my mother Betty pray for our children especially our two oldest Alexandra & Allen; Julian, Gabriel and Jeffrey and our grandchildren Oliver, Julian and Elliott. We pray for Boston aka Keith. We pray for those we’ve said we’d pray for and those who’ve asked us to pray for them. We pray for the dying as we do each day Lord give them peace in their last breath. Silence for the prayers of others dealing with the war in Ukraine. In the Holy Spirit we pray our brothers in Kairos especially a prayer for our men in blue. We pray for Holy Mother Church. We pray for our Holy Mother for the sister of Jackie. Daily prayers for our neighbor Thelma. Prayers for a friend and his wife for a baby to be born. Praying for Cheryl and Joe. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Amen.


I am a poet obedient to Christ,
Catholic Evangelist Thomas Cruz†Wiggins

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Ephesians 6:17-20


04-11-2023 Matthew Gospel Ch 17 v-0508


**Son beloved Mine is same**


Shadow of cloud bright voice clear came

Son beloved Mine is same

Pleased well Am I to remain

Him listen for Salvation to remain


This heard by disciples fame

Afraid much prostrate fell insane

Them touched by Jesus to remain sane

Afraid be not rise don’t be lame


Alone was Jesus silence was explained


© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

April 11, 2023 @ 04:17 AM EST


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