Wednesday of the 6th week in the ordinary time

Theme: God restores

In the 1st reading of today, we are told about how Noah sent out the Raven and Dove to find out whether the water on the surface of the earth has dried up. Finally, he confirmed that it was dry, and they came out of the ark. At this point, a new life begins with all the animals and Noah’s family that were preserved in the ark from the flood. God has the power to restore us, to even a better state than it was initially. He continues to show this in our lives and in the world at large, he has the power to change the narrative of our life, no matter how bad our situation is at any point in time. What we need is to have faith and trust in God and continue to pray and do our best; at his own time, he will intervene in our situation. However, we must be patient as we wait on the Lord. Sometimes it may seem as if God is taking a long time in answering our prayers, just trust in him and remain steadfast; he will never disappoint you.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, in the gospel reading of today, we see a practical example of the restoration of Jesus Christ. He restored the sight of the blind man. This simply shows that whatever you are going through now in your life, our God is capable of changing your story and bringing back peace and joy into your life. Today’s liturgy presents us the opportunity to present that situation in our lives that has brought us pain and discomfort to God, so that he will restore us. No matter what the difficulty or challenges may be, it could be your health, job, family or whatever; just present it to God with faith, he has the final say. Be rest assured that God will never fail or disappoint you, he is the same today, yesterday and forever; he does not change.

The difficulties and challenges of life, may overwhelm us as human persons, but they cannot overwhelm the God we serve. This consciousness should always be a source of great strength for us as children of God. We have a friend and father who is tested and trusted at all times, and will always stand with us. Present that situation to him today, and you will never regret doing it. He will dispel the darkness in your life and bring you peace and joy.

As we continue to strive to become better Christians, may almighty God bless you in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Peace be with you.



Wednesday of the 6th week in the ordinary time, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp