Friday 18th December
A Father’s faithfulness
  • Jeremiah 23: 5-8
  • Psalm 72: 1-2, 12-13, 18-19
  • Matthew 1: 18-25

The Holy Family has been a leading example of what exactly a family should be like. The modern world has taken over and given us examples that look glamorous but with many gaps.

Although the Holy Family lived in that time period, what that they said and did is relatable in ways that a typical modern day model family cannot replicate. As believers of God the Father, Jesus Christ our Saviour and the Holy Spirit, we are called to adopt the same values that Mother Mary, and St. Joseph had to ensure that God’s will was done here on Earth just like in the heavenly realm.

Mother Mary and St. Joseph obeyed the Lord’s requests. They listened, obeyed and remained faithful. Living in obedience to God our Father, opens a heavenly door that leads us to many treasures that are in store for us. We may not know what these treasures are, in fact these treasures are not ours to begin with, they are gifted to us by a loving Father. Our Heavenly Father knows what we need, knows what is good for us and will provide. All we have to do is ask in love and trust him so that his kingdom comes in our life and his will be done in our hearts, lives and families.

Let us let go of what we know or what we believe is right. Let go of the perceptions we have caged our faith in and obey the Father and allow him to let his glory shine through our lives. Let Him make us tools in his hands so that his grace will flow into this world.

I have taken many steps in obedience to the Lord, and he has always come through for me. I left my career for the calling of a housewife and from the day I obeyed our Lord Jesus Christ, and his will he has delivered my family and myself in more ways than I can explain; with peace that surpasses all understanding, with love that never ends and joy that always fills our heart in abundance.

Prayer: Abba Father, I belong to you completely and I choose to surrender myself and my family to you today so that your will may be done. Amen

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