Thursday 6th March – Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Reflection: Deuteronomy 30: 15-20
THE ASSURANCE THAT DOES NOT FAIL
As we journey through life, there come times when we need assurance and reassurance to keep body and soul together. Events around us keep changing with life seasons. The convictions that guaranteed stability yesterday do not always hold today. Whether in our current situations or in the anticipated future, we all need a dependable anchor, a sustainable leverage to face life’s uncertainties and unanswered questions.
Dearest friend, our loving God who gave us the gift of life does not intend us to go through it as orphans (John 14:16-18). God has wondrous plans for you and I (Jeremiah 29:11). He knows our end from the beginning because we are created by Him and for Him. Nothing about us can take Him by surprise. He is prepared to lead us through our life’s pilgrimage when we make a choice of Him. The same admonishment Moses gave to the Israelites, from today’s first reading, as they were preparing to enter the promised land remains pertinent to us, Christians of today. If we will faithfully hold unto God our dependable anchor in life’s changing seasons, we can be rest assured that all will be well with us (Psalm 1:1-6; Romans 5:1-5).
Beloved in Christ, do you have fears about the present or worries about the future? Are you going through a trial of faith? Please be rest assured in God and His promises. He has never been unfaithful to any of His loving Children and you can’t be an exemption (Psalm 92:12-15)! He will surely perfect all that concerns you (psalm 138:1-8).
PRAYER: Oh Lord, I thank You for You are the unchanging and faithful God! Please help me to abide with You in all life’s seasons that I may constantly experience Your glorious deeds. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 2091 – The first command is also concerned with sin against hope, namely, despair and presumption: By despair, man ceases to hope in his personal salvation from God, for help in attaining it or for the forgiveness of his sins. Despair is contrary to God’s goodness, to his justice- for the Lord is faithful to his promises- and to his mercy.
HIDE A TREASURE: “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27 RSV-CE
Readings for today: Deuteronomy 30: 15-20; Psalm 1:1- 4,6; Luke 9: 22 – 25