For You Have Rescued Me
Fourth Monday of Lent
Our Lord’s covenant with us his people has withstood the test of time, but because of our weaknesses we need his reminders. In Isaiah today we are explicitly reminded of this covenant and the promises that come with it. God reminds us of his infinite power not only to make us in awe of him, but to find comfort that he has everything in hand. It is both humbling and comforting knowing that the same God who controls the heavens and the earth, who creates joy and gladness for his people, the one who rescues us is looking after and loves each of us.
I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me (Psalm 30)
Today’s responsorial psalm expresses our reliance on God and reminds us of our brokenness. It also acts as a reminder to submit to God’s will and timing, and to trust that He knows both what we need and desire. Without continuing to remind ourselves of our trust in Him through the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, it is incredibly hard to not to lose focus on the life He is calling us to live.
Lord, I pray that we can find comfort in Your power and in our littleness. Help us to submit to Your will and timing, and trust in Your love for us. Amen.
1st Reading: Isaiah 65:17-21
Gospel: John 4:43-54