Saturday July 15
Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
We are precious in God’s eyes
  • Genesis 49:29-32; 50:15-26
  • Psalm 105:1-4,6-7
  • Matthew 10:24-33

Jacob and Joseph died confident in God’s promises. Joseph trusted God with his circumstances allowing God’s perspective of them to lead him. We are invited to walk in surrender and trust in God’s plan and timing as we navigate this life full of trials. In my own life’s crisis, being the mother of a child living with a long-term medical condition, I assumed God would set me free to worship in joy by first healing my child. I have encountered him at my stumbling moments, I have had a front row seat to his awesome wonder. God has set me free within my crisis to worship in peace and joy as I still wait in hope.

Today’s word is my Lazarus moment. He is calling me to be bold, to sing his praises and to tell the world of his works. To speak of the things he has done in the darkness of my pain, of the whispered knowledge and understanding of God’s truths gently ingrained in my spirit as he leads me in peace and hope. Though I question my worthiness, he whispers “Do not be afraid”, he knows all that I truly am and yet he values me.

Prayer: Abba Father, may your glory shine through the scars of my pain. Amen.

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