THURSDAY 5TH WEEK
Amanda Clark C ‘13
“I will maintain my covenant with you and your descendants after you throughout the ages as an everlasting pact.”
Genesis 17: 8
Have you ever been unsure about something? Or had trouble trusting a person? In this verse, God explains to Abraham that he has made a covenant (or a promise) he will never break. He promises to take care of Abraham and his family. He does the same for us. God has promised us that he will be with us and offer us strength in times of need. He is steadfast and unwavering in his love and care for us. God wants to take care of you and have a relationship with you. He loves you. The question that arises is whether or not you will trust Him to love you, and take care of you. Do you trust in His promise? Sometimes it is frightening to trust because we are exposed to people who may lie or who may not genuinely care for us. But God yearns for you to trust in His promise and love Him back. He wants this to be a two-way promise. Will you trust in his promise of love and promise to love Him in return?
Adonai, please help me to trust in your loving promise. Remind me that you are present and that I do not have to be anxious because you love me and care for me. Please help me to love you back. I want to develop a beautiful relationship with you. Help teach me how to do it. Thank you for loving me and for taking care of me. Amen.
Gn 17: 3-9, Ps 105: 4-9, Jn 8: 51-59