Posted by: livingscripture | March 11, 2014

First Tuesday of Lent

From the Word of the Day

Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down and do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, giving seed to the one who sows and bread to the one who eats, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth.”

                                                                                            Isaiah 55: 10-11                                                               

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How beautiful it is to listen to the soft patter of rain or contemplate the silent snow flakes as they gently waft down from the sky!  They are sensations that deepen silence and a listening atmosphere.  Here we are dealing with listening to the inspired word, that of the prophet Isaiah who compares the capability of the rain and snow to that of God’s Word.  Rain and snow are an indispensable good for the earth because they irrigate and fertilize the land.

Thus is the Word of God.  We cannot do without it.  The radiant plan God has for us is realized in the measure of our listening, accepting, and translating His Word into daily life.  Many Christians become bitter and wither in their daily routine because they are not irrigated or fertilized by the Word that daily brings to us what is absolutely necessary so that we may grow and be fruitful in the good.

Today as I pause for silent contemplation in Jesus’ presence, I will ask Him to open the ears of my heart to His Word so that it may influence all my choices and actions each day.

Lord, You know that I want to bare my heart and life to Your Word.  Help me to persevere in remaining with You each day, reading Your Word, reflecting on it, and praying it.  Help me to do this so that Your plan for me may reach fulfillment. 

The voice of Michael Quoist, French Priest and Author

If we knew how to listen to God, we would feel Him speaking to us.  In fact, God does speak.  He has spoken through His Gospel.


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