Wednesday 30th April – Wednesday of the 2nd week of Easter
Reflection: Psalm 34:2-9
DRAW NEARER TO JESUS
Beloved in Christ, every step of faith to behold our Lord Jesus Christ be it in the Eucharist or in any other form avails a new experience of God’s awesome power and might. The aroma of a sumptuous meal may attract everyone’s attention but its real potency is in its taste and nutrient. God’s call to bring us into a better way of relating with him may not seem attractive but our humble and poor spirit must lead us to embrace and welcome his invitation. It only takes a spark of light to light a candle and once lit and shielded from the wind, it continues to burn. This can be likened to the taste of God’s power. Its effect is an everlasting one if we only stay close to Him.
The Psalmist’s song of praise in our reading today envelopes a deep revelation of an encounter with God. It is an expression of how God’s saving grace can change situations and circumstances. What is your story about Jesus’ power? Do we always shy away from entering into the inner sanctuary of God and seeing for ourselves? Do you ensure that you connect to God in prayer every day?
Let us ensure that we have lasting encounter with Jesus which can take us through every thick and thin of life’s challenges. Wait upon the Lord, feast at his table and be determined to remain connected to His bountiful grace. May the risen Christ draw us to himself daily. Amen.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to thirst for You. Satisfy me with Your loving kindness and help me to behold and experience your power in my life always. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 505 – Why is prayer sometimes a struggle?
The spiritual masters of all times have described growth in faith and in love for God as a spiritual, life-and-death combat. The battlefield is man’s interior life. The Christian’s weapon is prayer. We can allow ourselves be defeated by our selfishness and lose ourselves over worthless things—or we can win God.
HIDE A TREASURE: “Taste and see that the Lord is good. He is happy who seeks refuge in him”. Psalm 34:8 GNB
Readings for today: Acts 5:17-26; Psalm 34:2-9; John 3:16-21