Scripture Reading:  Exodus 3:15

The Catechism of the Catholic Church  number  205  reveals this, “God calls Moses from the midst of a bush that burns without being consumed: “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. God is God of the fathers, the One who had called and guided the patriarchs in their wanderings. He is a faithful and compassionate God who remembers them and His promises. He comes to free their descendants from slavery.  He is the God who, from beyond space and time, can do this and wills to do it, the God who will put His almighty power to work for this plan.” It will please you to know that God is not just that mighty Being over there ruling over everything but a loving Father who is closer to us than our earthly fathers; more caring than our parents, very much interested about our welfare and well-being than anyone else.  The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob is an acknowledgment of God who blesses, provides, saves, keeps His covenant of love and will remain with His people till the end of time.   One significant reason why this title is uniquely outstanding and has more relevance till the end of time is because God Himself identified Himself by that name. It is an assurance of the everlasting presence of the great and mighty God. The Psalmist recounts the deeds of a faithful God in Ps 105:1-11 thus, “O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name, make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; tell of all His wonderful works. Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually. Remember the wonderful works He has done, His miracles, and the judgments He has uttered. O offsprings of His servant Abraham, children of Jacob, His chosen ones. He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth. He is mindful of His covenant forever, of the word that He commanded, for a thousand generations, the covenant that He made with Abraham, His sworn promise to Isaac, which He confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant, saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan your portion for an inheritance.”  Through this identity, God gave us a full expo of accessing Him. God assures us of an everlasting covenant, which means a relationship that will not end.  This is the reason He came  as the Saviour of the world in His Son Jesus Christ and His Spirit remains with us forever by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, this generation consciously or unconsciously, still doubts the existence of the Living God. We still have doubts that by relying on God we may not have our life problems fully and properly resolved.  This is why you can still see Christians patronizing native doctors, fortune-tellers, witch-doctors and so on.  Many Christians have forgotten, overlooked or even explicitly rejected the intimate and vital bond they have with God.  That is why, things of God, even coming to be with God in church no longer tickles our fantasies. Quite unfortunate, we have failed to relate with a God who has opened an opportunity to be with us forever. From this revelation of who God is, Elijah establishes that He is the God that answers prayers. (1 Kings 18:36-37)  Paul posits that He is the God that liberates. (Acts 3:13) Christ confirms He is the Living God (Matthew 22:32). Why then do we act as if the Living God is no longer alive? The God who answers prayers, can He no longer hear our prayers? The God who liberates, can He no longer set us free from our bondages?  Beloved, God will come to your rescue today according to His word in Exodus 2:24, “So God heard their groanings and remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”

MASS: GREEN Rev. 4: 1-11; Ps 150: 1b-2. 3-4. 5-6; Lk 19: 11-28 ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND, MW/ GERTRUDE THE GREAT, V, R

Prayer Points:

  1. Worship God today with the following songs and believe whatever you are passing through will receive attention from Him:
  2. “Almighty God, Almighty God, our generation shall praise your name, our generation shall praise your name.”
  3. “Great is thy faithfulness, Great is thy faithfulness: morning by morning thy mercies I see, all that I needed thy hand has provided, great is thy faithfulness. Lord unto me.”
  4. “Ancient of days, as old as you are, as old as you are, you can never change. Ancient of Days as old as you are, as old as you are you can never change.”
  5. “You are the great, yes You are Holy One. You walked upon the sea, raised the dead; You reign in Majesty, Mighty God. Everything written about you is great.”
  6. “Amen! Amen! Blessings and glory, wisdom, thanksgiving and honour, power and might belong to our God, forever and ever. Amen.”

Exercise:  In any way you have demeaned God by your person, erase such opinions from your life.

Meditation Verse:  Leviticus 26:42