Saturday 16 November 2019
Wisdom 18:14-16; 19:6-9. Psalm 104(105):2-3, 36-37, 42-43. Luke 18:1-8.
Remember the marvels the Lord has done – Psalm 104(105):2-3, 36-37, 42-43
‘Because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice’
Who is God like? Is God like the uncaring petty official in some bureaucracy who has to be badgered into acting for us? No? Well, why is it that sometimes we cry to God day and night and he seems so far away from us that he doesn’t hear? Is God really a loving father?
Yes. God’s love is like ours. When we hug a crying child, when we console our friend’s hurt feelings, when we encourage one another, we are acting as God acts. God knows our inner hurts and wants us to share them with him. But like a good parent he does not always give us everything we want exactly when we want it. But he does answer our calls – always.
Father, be close to me. Heal my inner hurts and give me comfort. Attend to me in my needs and invite me to embrace your call.