Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Numbers 13:1-14:35 & Matt 15:21-28
Lord God, help me accept the excellence of your plans, trusting in your love and mercy ...
The Israelites waiting to enter into the promised land chose to rely on their fear of the unknown, rather than remember the mercy of God towards them, and trust in his grace. On the contrary, the woman waiting for her daughter to be healed, boldly trusted Jesus, even to the point of kneeling at his feet and pointing out that even one crumb of his grace had the power to save her child; her daughter was healed instantly. Jesus, too, waited in the tomb on the second day; his trust in his Father resulted in not only his own resurrection but of all humankind of faith. When I am waiting, do I give into my own fear-full understandings, or accept and trust the Lord’s grace? Lord God, help me accept the excellence of your plans, trusting in your love and mercy.
O Lord, I trust in your merciful love. My heart will rejoice in your salvation. (Psalm 13:5)
Soli ad gloriam dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.