Jesus came unto his own but they received him with contempt. Many of us continue living meaningless, powerless and sinful lives. Prisoners to the circumstances of unstable life. God comes into that situation through his Son Jesus to liberate and set us free. But at times we reject that divine help. We have made religious observances and obligations just a habit. We have lost that sensitivity to the sacredness of the Lord’s presence and his Word. We are meant to be people of faith, but seem to have lost it. Tragedy of tragedies indeed. Faith comes through reading the Word and proclaiming it into our lives. Being a scripture scholar without knowing the living presence of Christ is futile. When we face difficulties do we hold on to Psalm 91? “You shall not fear the pestilence that roams in darkness nor the plague…Though thousand fall, even ten thousand on your right . Near you it shall not come. You need simply watch.” Operational faith is required. Hence the Lord says “Will I find faith on earth when I come?”
Prayer: Abba Father, may we look up to your Son for empowerment, to walk by faith and not by sight. Amen.