Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Kings 18:41-46
During a major drought, Elijah sent his servant seven times to look over the ocean to the horizon, to check for signs of rain. Finally the servant came back with the news that he had noticed a cloud, ‘no bigger than a person’s hand.’ This was sign enough for Elijah to throw the switch and proclaim to the king that the rains were coming. In a similar way, I look for signs of God’s righteousness in the clouds and calamities of life. Sometimes I have to look more than seven times to spot the one small sliver of mercy, of God’s righteousness, approaching. But always, in the end, God’s righteousness does appear, gains volume and soon washes over my life, and the lives of others with me, blessing us immensely, and yet again, flooding our lives with love, life and his light in spite of darkness and drought. Lord God, help me watch for, and welcome, each sign of righteousness.
To you shall vows be performed, you who answer prayer. To you all flesh shall come, when deed of iniquity overwhelm us. (Psalm 65:1-3)
Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises us to Heaven.
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.