Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 49:1-6 & Psalm 71
All kinds of remedies purport to save our minds and bodies, but it is only connection with our Creator that is said to save our souls. Similarly only the ancient bed rock of the earth is known to be an unshakeable foundation in times of earthquake, fire and flood. As my rock of salvation God’s faithfulness stands sure beyond the shakes and quakes of social trends in civilizations as they come and go; God’s mercy stands sure above the modern torrents of absurd issues and ideals; and God’s wisdom stands sure amidst the fires of overwhelming pride and greed that daily martyr thousands of men, women and children around the world. Let us not forget that it was this same rock of salvation that sustained Christ Jesus through the torture and crucifixion of Good Friday – and raised him from death to eternal glory three days later. Lord God, be to me the rock of my salvation.
Let hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. (Psalm 104)
There is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.
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.