Daily Office Readings for Monday of the 3rd Week of Epiphany: Year 2
Morning, Psalms 41 and 52; Evening, Psalm 44
Genesis 14:(1-7)8-24; Hebrews 8:1 to13; John 4:43 to 54
“The official said to him, ‘Sir, come down before my little boy dies.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your son will live.’ The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started on his way.” (John 4:49 – 50)
Intercessory prayer is so important. In fact, prayer on behalf of others may be the most prayed prayers. But like the official above, when we pray for someone, we must believe and go, go believing our Lord Jesus has done, or is doing, what is best.
I’m not so sure I like the follow up in this passage because the official who is the father, is trying to prove to himself that it was in fact Jesus who did the healing. “As he was going down, his slaves met him and told him that his child was alive. So he asked them the hour when he began to recover, and they said to him, ‘Yesterday at one in the afternoon the fever left him.’ The father realized that this was the hour when Jesus had said to him, ‘Your son will live.’ So he himself believed, along with his whole household.” (John 4: 51 – 53)
Prayer is not all fact based. It is however, all love and hope filled. We must hope and pray for people we love and for anyone whom we realize is in dire straits. Prayer to our Lord Jesus works. When we sincerely ask for help, or healing, or comfort for others, our Lord Jesus will hear our plea, and will respond. Remember, “God’s ears hears tears.” Never, never, never give up, and don’t try to make sense of, or seek proof of, the Lord’s work. But rather, just be thankful for it. Thank You Lord Jesus.
As we listen to what the Spirit is saying to us, let us live to love, to serve, and to teach, while pondering anew what the Almighty can do. John
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Love ” God’s ears hears tears” I often remind my friend this. She only has one leg and has a hard time doing a lot so she cries.