Prayer For The Week of November 16 — The EndOn Nov 16, 2015 Blog | Prayer Closet 1 Comment Tags: Prayer
This is an interesting time of the liturgical calendar. The readings, the homilies, the feasts all point us to the end of all things. We ponder the end of the year, the end of the season, the end of our lives, the end of the world.
In the homily today we were reminded that in seeing the signs, we remain careful not to miss the message. We observe the signs–wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes and destruction, etc. The temptation is to focus so much on the signs of the times that we miss the actual message. The actual message that all this will at some point come to an end. Jesus will redeem all things. All things will be made new. The kingdoms of this world will become the Kingdom of our God and of His Christ. That is the message. That is what we are to look for, keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, waiting with eager expectation for the the final redemption.
In light of last week’s events….
The pain and destruction caused by evil, and that in the name of God.
The hurt, the loss, the confusion.
The displaced people.
So many things that I just don’t have an answer for when my kids ask me, “Why?”
In light of last week’s events, it was a message my heart desperately needed to hear: Jesus will make all things new. And the beauty is that we are part of that redemption plan. Today’s homily reminded us that each one of us is a crucial part of God’s plan for the world and for the end redemption of the world. There is a reason that we are alive right now, during these times. There is a reason. If God didn’t have a place for you and I in the redemption plan, we wouldn’t be here. For His plans for us always point to redemption and participation.
Ponder that. Ponder some more.
Today I can offer no greater prayer than one we pray with the Holy Spirit:
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.”
And let everyone who hears say, “Come.”
And let everyone who is thirsty come.
Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift….
The one who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:17,20)