Daily Reflection – Apr 5, 2016
Tuesday 5 April 2016
First Reading: Acts 4:32-37
The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty
Psalm 91(92):1-2, 5
Gospel Reading: John 3:7-15
Today’s Note: Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter
Jesus said to Nicodemus:
“‘You must be born from above.’
The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes,
but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes;
so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Nicodemus answered and said to him,
‘How can this happen?”
Jesus answered and said to him,
“You are the teacher of Israel and you do not understand this?
Amen, amen, I say to you,
we speak of what we know and we testify to what we have seen,
but you people do not accept our testimony.
If I tell you about earthly things and you do not believe,
how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?
No one has gone up to heaven
except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man.
And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,
so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”
God is eternal.
What a beautiful psalm today reminding us that God is eternal. The problems of our world will come and go and probably return and feel overwhelming across the course of our lives, but God and God’s love will go on. No matter what trials we face, God will be there with us, strong and caring. We just have to let God in at these times. Sometimes admitting that we need help, that we cannot do it alone is the hardest part. Yet, God knows we need him before we ask.