Impatient made the people of Israel in ancient time to forget about all the good things the Lord has done for them and they started complaining against Moses and against the Lord at the slightest experience of difficulties. Their attitude and behaviour is simply ingratitude. This made them to begin to die, but they quickly realised their mistakes, repented of their sins and raised their eyes to look at the bronze serpent and lived.

The bronze serpent made by Moses at the instruction of the Lord was going to be a prefigurement of our Lord Jesus Christ who is going to die on the cross for the salvation of humanity and anyone who with faith comes to Him and looks upon Him shall be saved and the person shall live.

We must try not to be ingrates, but appreciative of what the Lord has done for us. We may not have everything we need in life, but God has done so much for us and continues to do much more than we can ever imagine out of the abundance of love He has for us. This should move us to be grateful and not complain all the time.

The greatest gift that the Lord has given us is His Son our Lord Jesus Christ and we have no other choice than to belive in Him if we are going to find salvation. In Jesus we find, mercy, love, forgiveness, peace and joy. We need to come closer to Him, encounter Him and we will be happy again.

Now is the time to seek the face of the Lord, because He is ever ready to welcome us back and help us to start afresh. Do not let your past sins hold you down, rise from where you have fallen, come back to the Lord, confess your sins and be reconciled with Him again.

Good morning dearest one. Smile😊as you do your work and do have a magnificent day. May God hear your cry of mercy when you call upon Him. Amen. And May the Almighty God bless you: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Meditation: Numbers 21:4-9/Psalm 102:2-3,16-121/John 8:21-30

Watch-Word: O Lord, hear my prayer and let my cry come to you!

Gratitude is a virtue we must have. It will help us to appreciate God for His goodness in our lives both in good and bad times.