Thursday of the First Week of Lent

Thus says the LORD:
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;
It shall not return to me void,
    but shall do my will,
    achieving the end for which I sent it.

The peace of the Lord be with you.

Do you ever stop and wonder about the power of the word of God? I have to admit that most of the time it’s not something that’s foremost in my mind. When I sit with a passage like this one, and so many others that make reference to the word of God, I stand in awe.

The word of God is so powerful that at his command everything we see was made. That extends to all the microscopic things we cannot see with the naked eye and all the expanses of space we cannot see because they are beyond our reach. All this was spoken into being. What’s even more amazing is that this is being which is being itself not only spoke creation into existence but through great humility in a word put on our human likeness and came to dwell among us. What great gifts the God of all creation has given to us.

Today may our  hearts be filled with gratitude. In the name of the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Readings for Thursday, February 25, 2021