TUESDAY (February 23, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (James 1:17)
“When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called the name of that place, “The LORD will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”” (Genesis 22:9–14)
“Here I am.” “The Lord will provide.” These are words Abraham uttered in faith. God is the giver of faith that moves Abraham and us to be able to reply in such trust. God calls us to live out this gift of faith with the words, “here I am”, and “the Lord will provide.” Oh, Lord “I believe. Help my unbelief.” (Mark 9:24b)
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Lord Jesus Christ, be with Charles this week. Give him your grace and teach him to learn more of your mercy with each passing day. Amen.