A WORD FOR TODAY 6 JANUARY 2020

A WORD FOR TODAY 6 JANUARY 2020


 

A WORD FOR TODAY

FEAR NOT! JESUS WILL COME TO HELP YOU

_"But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.” And he got into the boat with them and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded."(Mark 6:50-51)_

_*There is nothing that kills us faster than when we become afraid of the situations that confront us and lose the consciousness that God is greater than every mountain or obstacle that stands before us.*_

_In life, we are confronted with various challenges from time to time. However, if we press the panic button and become afraid, we may not be able to overcome, but if we stay calm and place our trust in the Lord, we will see His power be made manifest for us in our difficult moment._

_*In the gospel reading of today we see the narrative of how Jesus came to the aid of His disciples when they were going through a rough time in the sea. The storm was raging and hitting their boat and it would have been disastrous if Jesus had not come. However, Jesus saw them battling the storm from the mountain where He had gone to pray and He came down to help them.*_

_We must learn to put our trust in the Lord always. God is constantly watching over us and He will not let the storms of life swallow us up. We must not be afraid when we encounter difficulties, but with courage we should cry out to the Lord and He will come to our help._

_*Jesus walked upon the sea to come and save His disciples and He will do the same for us if we believe in Him and cast all our burdens unto Him. Fear not, but trust in God who is capable of helping you in your time of need.*_

_In order for fear not to take root in us we must make sure that our heart is filled with God's love, because perfect love drives away fear as St. John tells us in the first reading. Grow in love daily and you will not be afraid. Weep no more, tremble no more, panic no more, stay calm for Jesus will come to help you and when He comes everything that is raging around you will be calm._

_*Good morning dearest one. Smile😊as you do your work and do have a miraculous day. May Jesus walk up to you and rescue you from any water thatbis raging to swallow you up. Amen. And may the Almighty God bless you: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.*_

*Meditation:* 1 John 4:11-18/Psalm 72:1-2,10-13/Mark 6:45-52

*Watch-Word:* Take heart, it is I, have no fear.

*Fear cripples our ability to soar higher, but when we trust in the Lord we will no longer fear but with courage overcome our object of fear.*

(Wednesday after Epiphany. 6 January Year B.)