Tuesday 5th August – Tuesday of week 18 of the year
Reflection: Jeremiah 30:18-22
When the Lord decides to turn the fortune of a person around, He does it in a unique way that the shame of the past would be totally forgotten. This is what is referred to as divine restoration. It entails a transformation that brings about unprecedented increase, both spiritually, emotionally, physically and even financially. Today God says that He will restore the ancient power of His people, and He will punish those who oppress them. Beloved, divine restoration is a product of divine mercy. It is where the mercy of God abounds that the restoration power of God will flow.
Hence we are all in need of divine restoration in one area of our life or another. It is important then that at this your youthful age, you begin to ask God for mercy, for any way that you have wronged Him. Most people, especially young persons do not understand the fact that whatever they do in their youth will have consequences on their future. Hence we are all in need of God’s restorative power at this point in time. It takes a humble person to recognize the fact that he needs God’s mercy.
In your prayer today, ask the good Lord to blot out the evil effect and consequences that your transgressions may have on your future. The future is indeed bright for those who understand that it is not by their human wisdom that they attain anything in life, but by the absolute mercy of God. Why not go on your knees right now beloved, to ask God for restoration power in your life like never before. Remember, even the dry bones can live again. (Ezekiel 37:5).
PRAYER: Father, please have mercy on me and cause a restoration in every dry area of my life. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 980: “It is through the sacrament of Penance that the baptized can be reconciled with God and with the Church.”
HIDE A TREASURE: “The Lord says, I will restore my people into Jacob’s tents and have pity on his dwellings” Jeremiah 30:18 RSV-CE
Readings for Today: Jeremiah 30: 1-2, 12-15, 18-22; Psalm102: 16-23; Matthew 15: 1-2, 10-14