Thursday July 20
Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
God will take care of us
  • Exodus 3:13-20
  • Psalm 105:1,5,8-9,24-27
  • Matthew 11:28-30

When we hit a crisis, do we turn to God first? Or do we turn to him when other avenues have failed? Often, I do not turn to God until I have hit rock bottom. If you are in this situation, you are not alone. Today’s readings are a comfort for us. God is saying, “Come to me, I will take care of you.” In the First Reading, when Moses asks God for his name, God answers “I am who I am” (Exodus 3:14). This name signifies his presence. He wants the Israelites to know that he is there to take care of them and will save them from their oppressors.

He not only wants to save his people, but he also wants to provide for them. He says “I will even make the Egyptians so well-disposed toward this people that, when you go, you will not go empty-handed.” This is the God the Israelites believed in, and this is the same God we believe in. He wants to take care of us, save us and provide for us. The Lord is calling us to come to him once again. He gives us an assurance that when we come to him, he will give us rest. He will take care of us.

Prayer: Abba Father, I pray that in the deepest crisis of my life, I will find my way to you. Thank you for always taking care of me. Amen.

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