Home Day 23: “Go home,” said Jesus “your son will live.” The man believed what Jesus had said and started on his way …

Day 23: “Go home,” said Jesus “your son will live.” The man believed what Jesus had said and started on his way …

John 4:43-54.

Can I trust God with what is most important to me? Can I place my life and the lives of those I love in God’s hands? The only assurance that God gives that He will save us from our present predicament is that He is faithful. The man whose son was at the point of death, in the gospel reading above, did not ask for assurance but started on his way home, when Jesus told him that his son will live. He trusted the Lord.

Do you trust the Lord that much? Do you believe that the promises the Lord made to you will be fulfilled no matter what? After praying, do you begin to live as if the answers to your prayers have been granted? If the Lord were to ask you to step out of the boat and to walk on the sea toward him would you do it? If you were blind and the Lord were to ask you to hold his hand as He takes you through the streets of Accra, Lagos, New York or a very busy city, would you allow him and trust in him, and would your heart be at rest during the walk?

There is no other way to be happy and to find peace than to trust in the Lord. To live a life of faith rather than fear is the greatest gift that God gave us. May the Lord give us the courage to believe in him and to trust in His words. May God bless you all!

Author: Peter Chidolue, S.J.

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