Beloved, are you aware that nothing can stifle the Word of God and the power in this Word? This is because this Word of God is Jesus Himself who was made flesh and dwelt among us. The first line of our first reading says “In those days: The Word of God grew and multiplied.” “Those days” refers to the days when the Church was going through all forms of persecution. In other words, neither persecution, nor trials, nor sickness, nor any situation or person can stop the Word of God from spreading.
This is an invitation to rely on God’s Word and put confidence in it. We need to put our total trust and belief in it. The song by Michael Smith titled “Ancient Words” tells us that the Word of God is: Holy words long preserved; that it is Words of Life, words of Hope and they give us strength to help us cope in this world; this same Word will finally guide us Home. There is nothing more comforting than to put our faith in the Word of God.
Again, it’s a call to be on the side of the Word of God. We should seek it and live by it, for Jesus says: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” The joy is that the rain will come, and the floods will also come, and the winds will blow as well and beat on that house, but it will not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
Note that He did not say there will be no storms or floods; these will always come, but what is your reaction in these troubling times? Do you give up on God or you encourage yourself and others in the Word? Are you quick to run to all sorts of places seeking unconventional means of solving problems, or you turn to The Word, to Jesus who promises and never fails- Remember Abraham.
My dearly beloved, God who speaks about things as though they were already in existence and brings it to being can be leaned on completely. I urge you to dive into this Word. Let Him be your first point of call in every situation and He will be that light that will shine on your path and dispel all the darkness that surrounds you.
(Acts 12:24-13:5; Ps. 67; Jn. 12:44-50)
KEEPING YOU ALL IN PRAYERS. PLEASE STAY SAFE. GOD BLESS YOU.