A WORD FOR TODAY January 1 2022

A WORD FOR TODAY January 1 2022





_"And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child"(Luke 2:16-17)_

_*Welcome to a brand new year and a brand new day. We give thanks to God who made it possible for us to be alive to celebrate it. He loves us and He has given it to us for us to make the best out of it. We must never let anything stop us from moving forward in the right path.*_

_At the very beginning of the new year, the Holy Mother Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.(Theotokos) It is a dogma of our faith and a feast in which the Church acknowledges that since Jesus is the Son of God, our Mother Mary by giving birth to Him has become the Mother of God because Jesus is God the Son in the Trinitarian head._

_*We are blessed, because God has given us another opportunity at life and to strive to go further in the journey before us. We do not know what the year will bring, but we must be hopeful and place our total trust in the Lord who has seen the beginning till the end of this year, so that He will lead and we follow Him.*_

_In the first reading, Moses was instructed to inform Aaron and his sons to bless the people in the format that the Lord has given. Therefore, with faith claim the blessings the Lord is given you at the beginning of this year. The Lord bless you and keep you: may He make His face to shine upon you, He will be gracious to you and He will give you peace. His name will speak for you and things will go well for you._

_*Our Mother Mary took very good care of Jesus and we must run to her and let her take care of us as she did for Jesus. We need her Intercession and maternal protection so as to be able to navigate the challenges of life that may come our way in this new year.*_

_When Jesus is with us and His Mother is also with us, then we have nothing to fear because they will surely take good care of us. Therefore, place yourself and your new year into their hands and let them package it well for you._

_*Rise up, be hopeful, begin your year well and let God lead the way. Always run to the heart of our Mother Mary to take care of you as a mother takes care of her child and all round success shall be your portion.*_

_Good morning dearest one. Smile😊as you do your work and do have a splendid new year. May God's blessings come upon you in multiple packages and may your testimonies resound everywhere. Amen. *And may the Almighty God bless you: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.*_

*Meditation:* Numbers 6:22-27/Psalm 67:2-8/Galatians 4:4-7/Luke2:16-21

*Watch-Word:* O God, be gracious and bless us

_*God's blessings are assured, therefore, Stay with Him and you will surely be victorious in this new year.*_

(January 1, 2021, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.)