22 December, Tuesday — God’s greatness in small things

Tuesday of 4th Week of Advent

1 Sam 1:24-28
Luke 1:46-56

“The Almighty has done great things for me”

There has been a lot of sadness during this COVID-19 period. Case numbers keep rising, the death toll keeps mounting, many in the working population were or have been retrenched, religious rites and festivals are not permitted, and loved ones are separated from each other, even for the upcoming festive period of Christmas. Where is God in all this? Why has He not made known his greatness and banished COVID-19 from the face of the earth?

Despite the turmoil that this little virus has caused to the whole world, I often find myself praying whenever the opportunity arises. I realise that spending more time with Jesus in prayer during lockdown period has brought in me a spiritual healing that is far better than any physical healing. Likewise, perhaps COVID-19 is a time for all of us to ask for God to heal us spiritually first before we obtain physical healing. And we can do so by remembering God in little moments in life, like seeing a flower bloom or a kid playing happily in a playground. And by spending time with Him in prayer, we develop an intimate relationship with Him, allowing our lives to be transformed by Him so that we can bring glory to Him by the Christ-like love that we give to others.

(Today’s Oxygen by Brenda Khoo)

Prayer: Dear Lord, please heal all of us spiritually and physically, and may You banish COVID-19 from our land. Please help us to find time, grace and faith to pray with You and form a more intimate relationship with You in prayer. Amen.

Thanksgiving: Thank you Lord, for doing great things in our life when we turn towards You in prayer and begin to trust You. Amen.

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