Scripture Reading: Acts 20:7-12
A couple of years back, a pastor told the story of how God had come to his aid in the moment of danger. “At night as my wife and I slept, I noticed somebody, very strange and unfamiliar, coming to attack my wife. But, as soon as I got up, another person, looking more like an angel appeared and said to me: ‘Don’t worry. Continue your sleep.’ That was a hint that the angel had decided to take up the responsibility of battling with the strange, destructive entity. So, there was no need for alarm!
Sometimes, some Christians call God “The God of the last minute!” This name stems from our reaction in a situation where God manifests His power in our affairs at the eleventh hour when we have become hopeless and helpless. At moments like this, the option left is to scream and cry for help. Hear the Psalmist, “My God my God, why have you abandoned me? I have cried desperately for help, but still it does not come.” (Psa. 22:1) In Psalms 7:1 he prayed, “O Lord, my God, I come to You for protection; rescue me and save me from all who pursue me, or else like a lion they will carry me off.” In times like this, our heavenly Father often appears to demonstrate His supreme majesty over the powers of evil, sickness and death. Hear this: “A woman’s son was in comma for two days, not moving nor talking but with eyes tightly closed. Of course, she was in great pain and distress. In this pain and anguish she called for prayers. All of us, like the Psalmist called on the Sovereign Lord; proclaimed His name above the powers of evil and few hours later the young boy opened his eyes and was fully recovered. The God of power and might did it for us. His words in Hebrews 13:5-6 is clear: “…For He hath said, I will never leave you nor forsake you. So that we may boldly say; the Lord is my helper, and I shall not fear what man would do to me.”
That is the word of God, and His word never fails. If that is so, then our attitude or mode of response to God’s word is of immense importance. No child of God ever experiences moments when he or she is stranded in life because there is always assurance of divine help and assistance at all times for all who believe. Beloved, do not be alarmed! Simply, present the issue to God in prayer with faith and you will see Him in action. He is the ALMIGHTY GOD.
MASS: WHITE Acts 16:22-34; Ps 138:1ac-2a.2bcd-3.7c-8 (R.7c); Accl. Jn 16:7.13; Jn 16:5-11
1. Take a song of praise to our Sovereign Lord.
2. Give me O Lord a good strength of mind to always believe in Your word in Jesus name.
3. I declare unto myself, “I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ and by the Word of God.
4. Grant me the ability to stand strong and proclaim Your word in challenging times and not to lose hope in You in Jesus name.
5. I welcome Your angels in my life to guide and protect me at all times in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Exercise: Human eyes are keen to identify problems always, but when next you are faced with problem try to develop another eye that would not just see the problems but the answer to the problem which is God Himself.
Meditation: Hebrews 13:6