A WORD FOR TODAY June 1 2023

A WORD FOR TODAY June 1 2023



_"And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”(Mark 10:47)_

_*Life is a mystery, sometimes we do not understand how it works. In some moments it is all joy and happiness and in other moments it is pain and sorrow. However, for those who believe in God, our faith helps us to navigate victoriously over whatever that comes to us in the journey of life.*_

_The Scripture says, faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of God (Romans 10:17). Bartimaeus heard the movement around him where he was begging for alms, he inquired what was happening and he was told that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by, he immediately activated his faith and cried for mercy._

_*The crowd tried to stop him from exercising his faith, but he ignored their intimidation and cried out the more. He was a lone voice in the midst of the crowd, but Jesus heard his voice because of his faith.*_

_Our faith is our passport and password to access God's miracle. If you can activate your faith, then there is nothing you cannot achieve. It is faith that makes miracle happen. A man or woman of faith will always receive and keep moving forward even when everyother person have given up._

_*Bartimaeus persisted in his cry to Jesus and Jesus came to him and asked, what do you want and he simply said, master, let me receive my sight. He asked with faith and his eyes were opened. We must learn from him to approach God with faith in prayer and He will come to our aid and help us.*_

_Rise today, take that matter to Jesus. You may have tried other things and they failed. Come to Jesus with faith and He will answer you and change your story. You will share your testimony and many others will come to follow Jesus through your witnessing._

_*Good morning dearest one. Smile😊as you do your work and do have a blessed new month. May your faith give you access to God's miracle. Amen. And may the Almighty God bless you: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.*_

*Meditation:* Sirach 42:15-25/Psalm 33:2-9/Mark 10:46-52

*Watch-Word:* By the word of the Lord the heavens were made.

*God is our helper. Come to Him with faith and you will find the help you need.*

(Thursday of the eighth week in the ordinary time. Memorial of St. Justin, martyr)

*© Rev. Fr. Augustine Eleke*