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Thursday, April 11, 2024

We were fortunate to view the Astoria Bridge on a clear day with a sunset. Visiting Astoria is always nostalgic for me because my dad grew up about five miles south of here on a farm. When I was little, we often visited my grandparents in my dad’s childhood home along Youngs River.

If I remember the story correctly, one day some Adventist members stopped at their house along the river and offered my great grandparents some free Bible studies. After several weeks of meeting for Bible studies, my great grandparents decided to join the Astoria Seventh-day Adventist church.

Sometimes I think about them in that little house studying the words of Jesus. Here is a text I like that speaks about Jesus.

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Hebrews 1:3

Let’s focus on Jesus to see what God is really like so we can understand that radiance.