Daily Prayer Reflections- God Encounters Man in his desperate situations,

Today’s Readings:

Genesis 28:10-22a
Ps 91:1-4, 14-15ab
Matthew 9:18-26
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USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/17_07_10.mp3

God Encounters Man in his desperate situation.

Jacob then made this vow: “If God remains with me,
to protect me on this journey I am making
and to give me enough bread to eat and clothing to wear,
and I come back safe to my father’s house, the LORD shall be my God.
This stone that I have set up as a memorial stone shall be God’s abode.”

 

Jacob became a Wanderer after leaving his native house in search of life to do his parents or God’s will. In his desperation and fear of the locals in his journey of life, takes the shelter of a Shrine to rest , away from  the City of Luz. In this desperate and lonely situation God encounters him in a dream and blesses him and promises him to be with him in his life journey.  By this encounter he was transformed from fear & guilt and made God the Lord of his life.

God encounters every person when they are desperate and need some rest in their life.  In the gospel reading a woman suffering haemorrhages for twelve years got healed instantly. Jesus said Courage woman your faith has healed you. The stone Jacob used to rest upon became the most important stone to reach heaven the gate of Heaven. All our desperate situations and disappointments become the source of change or transformation in our life.  The trials and difficulties become the places we meet God in our life. These situations not only transform us but also bless us or make a way to come out of our desperation.

Today let us offer all our desperate situations of our life as a blessing and Worship our God by a Sacrifice of thanksgiving of those situations and make our miserable or desperate life a life of Worship and praise. This is the real meaning of today’s readings, God changes and transforms every situation for our good. He will bless us, protect us, provide us, shelter us and be our God for ever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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