Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 7, A.D. 2008
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22
Psalm 34:17-18, 19-20, 21 and 23
John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
A reflection on today's Scripture:
God does all things in His own time.
"So they tried to arrest him,
but no one laid a hand upon him,
because his hour had not yet come." (John 7:30)
The people and authorities had many opportunities to seize Jesus and put a stop to His ministry, but His hour had not yet come. The Father was in charge and doing things when and how He wanted.
This can be frustrating for us at times. It seems our prayers go unanswered, that things just do not happen fast enough, or maybe not at all. We find ourselves questioning God and His infinite wisdom, at times crying to Him to get moving on whatever it is we want done. But this is to no avail as He does things when and how He wants.
The fact is, we do not understand how He works and even more, we are incapable in our human place of understanding. Godís knowledge is infinite, His work done with this infinite knowledge and we cannot begin to fathom the complexity of His work. This, my friends, is where faith comes into play. When it seems God does not listen or move fast enough for us, we must maintain our faith and know that He does all things right, every time, in His own time.
- Don Claunch, SFO |
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