Saturday of Week 27 in Ordinary Time
The Lord remembers his covenant forever
These past nine months has been hard for everybody. The disruption to all our schedules and routines because of COVID-19 has been something which has affected all industries, and every individual across ages and countries. It is indeed amazing how a virus that is invisible to the naked eye can wreak so much damage to the global economy and, more importantly, to our lives. The readings of today show us that possessing faith in our lives can also spread so much love to the people around us.
St Paul reminds us that being baptised in Christ has enabled us to inherit a great heritage of faith, which was unfolded across the centuries. Indeed, the history of salvation — which is the story of God’s love to all around us — is something which we can reflect upon. It is a free gift from God to all of us and it allows us to discover that God has a plan for each one of us, regardless of our locations and our background. Our faith, as small as it may be, can transform the world into a better environment just as how COVID-19 can affect the entire world.
Perhaps there are some of you who are struggling with your faith at the present. There could be no meaning in your life, or you have reached a stage where you are not sure of what God expects and desires of you. It is at this point that I would like to extend the message of hope which Jesus proclaims in the Gospel of today. where He shares that “Still happier those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
Turn to scripture for guidance and help, perhaps Psalm 23 or Matthew 11:28-30 to support you through this time. I would also recommend my favourite hymn ‘God Will Make A Way’ by Don Moen. It never fails to uplift me during my low moments. God loves you!
(Today’s Oxygen by Nicholas Chia)
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help us in our struggles of faith and let us never forget that you care for us.
Thanksgiving: We give thanks for all who uplift us.