Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Easter
“God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life.”
Nothing is impossible for God and with God. Do we really believe this?
From Jesus’ cradle to the grave, His ransom to risen, from Mary’s womb to the tomb and in so many other lives of others, God continues to prove to us that nothing is impossible for Him and with Him, especially His conquering of sin and death, by His death and resurrection.
What does this mean for us?
The readings today tell us not to be afraid. ‘Go and stand in the Temple, and tell the people all about this new Life.’ , ‘the man who lives by the truth comes out into the light, so that it may be plainly seen that what he does is done in God.’
When we profess that this is our faith, this is what we believe in, does it translate to this passion and love that we have for God? To speak about Him and the lives that we live? Or are we too ashamed to acknowledge God in the midst of others?
In our world today, it may be feel, at times, that having a religion may been seen as being weak such that we need someone to rely on; or that we can’t cope and manage ourselves, such that we need a God. God is there only when we have exhausted ourselves and there seems to be no other way out. The beautiful thing about our God, in spite of knowing we will feel/behave as such, still, when we go to Him, He offers that way out, for nothing is impossible for God, with God.
When were the times where it felt almost impossible to ‘survive’ a particular incident or phase in life, or deal with a huge mistake we made? How did we get through those? And not just us, but how did the people in those situations respond to us?
When we are reminded and we continue to allow God to be a part of our lives, the more we will understand that more than what He can do for us, is how much He actually loves us. And we see this clearest when God gave us His only Son and through His Son, eternal life.
We are called to live not as people who are going to die, but who have eternal life. To not be afraid of our vocation, our calling, our faith, that we can stand in the light with confidence of who we are and who we believe in. May He be our way, our truth, our life, for nothing is impossible for Him and with Him, for His love has no end. Amen.
(Today’s OXYGEN by Benjamin Mao)
Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to believe and trust in you more. May our faith not be our last resort but the very life we live daily. Help us not to be afraid, for whether we are in a huge storm or in the lion’s den, you will save and protect us because you love us. Amen.
Thanksgiving: Thank you Lord, for Your Son and for gaining for us eternal life. Thank you for protecting and loving us unconditionally. Amen.
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