Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
2 Corinthians 4:7-15
God’s power is extraordinary in that it is always ‘more than I can ask or imagine’ and often diametrically opposed to human expectations. Therefore, it is often in the ‘cracks’ of the clay jar of life that the extraordinary power of God is most revealed. My sins, those times I defiantly turn my back on God, prove that without the redeeming mercy of God I remain lost on the misty flats of human existence. My weaknesses, expressed both in fatigue of body and infirmity of mind, show the supra-human strength of God, especially in times of great challenge or suffering. Similarly the wounds in my soul inflicted through relationships with my fellow human beings, manifest the unconditional love of Creator God who is especially close to the broken hearted. Am I willing to be a ‘cracked pot’ to allow the glory of God to shine through my life? Holy Spirit, reveal the extraordinary power that belongs to God through my life.
I kept on believing even when I said, “I am completely crushed.” (Psalm 116:10)
Real zeal is standing still and letting God be a bonfire in you.
Soli 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.