Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You for the word of truth and for opening scripture to our understanding. Thank You that Jesus came to earth and was prepared to suffer the sneering taunts and shocking accusations from His own family members and His own nation, and to die on the cross, so that by grace through faith I might believe on His name and be saved. Thank You that Jesus came to live among His people and despite being rejected and crucified, is coming back to set up His eternal kingdom on earth. Give me a greater understanding of Your plans and purposes for mankind and may I live and work for Your greater praise and glory, this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.”
(John 7:2)