Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Matthew 9:18 - 26
Our greatest needs are often so overwhelming that we lose sight of God’s mercy that is being held out to us 24-7, 365 days each year. Unfortunately, no matter how much we know that the mercy is there, we seldom ask to receive it. But as the leader of the synagogue and the haemhorraging woman found out, at the point that we ‘urgently’ kneel in unshakeable faith before or behind the Lord, and ask for his healing, divine Grace begins to transform our needs into events for receiving the mercy of God. In the end, the mercy of God heals our diseases and raises up what appears to be dead, but is meant by God’s will to be alive. Do I have the conviction and the courage to bring my overwhelming needs to the Lord? Christ Jesus, teach me to bring my greatest needs to you.
You show me the path of life, the fullness of joy in your presence, O Lord. (Psalm 15:11)
With God, every moment is the moment of beginning again... Catherine Doherty
www.gospelmysteryoftheday.ca & Gospel Mystery of the Day on Facebook
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.