Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
It is an awareness of God’s saving grace, made so very clear by the life, the death and the living again of Christ Jesus, that makes living this side of heaven bearable. A man struggling with addictions and concurrent mental disorders finally finds a room to live in, but three months in, his OW payment is delayed; the police are called to oust him and his cat into the streets. All of his possessions other than the change of clothes in his pack sack are thrown out. What is his only hope? His only hope is to fast from despair and become even more aware of, and feast on, God’s saving grace in any given moment, any given day. He knows how to do this; he has lived into this scenario before. As I struggle with a vitriolic co-worker or a door that doesn’t close properly, am I looking for whom to blame, or the redemption of God made known in Christ Jesus? Make your saving grace known to me, O Lord.
Sing to the Lord a new song...Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations. (Psalm 96)
Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with 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.