In the First Reading, we reflect on the events of the Exodus when the Lord came to rescue the Israelites. It is an image of God’s intervention on behalf of the just and demonstrates how the Lord will rise up against our enemies. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19). In the Gospel proclamation we see how “God secures the rights of his chosen ones” like he did when he saved his people from exile. This parable reminds us that we must trust that God will bring about his justice on earth. Often we are faced with insurmountable obstacles and trials in our lives. These could be related to anything from health, family, or work issues. In such situations, we are challenged not just to pray but to pray in a way that we express our hope and trust in the Lord. Let us seek the Lord and ask for the strength that comes from the power of the Holy Spirit to be resilient and to believe that we will have ultimate victory in God.
Prayer: Abba Father, we trust in you. Amen.