Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 1 – 7 May 2016
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
It was April of last year, 2015, when I saw my cousin waited for a text from her girlfriend at that time. He said she hasn’t been texting her since March and he was too worried of what happened to her. They actually went into a misunderstanding and ever since that day, he had been praying that she talks to him again just like before.
We have seen lots of these when we lose hope and being helpless. We turn to God to ask for help but we are uncertain what will happen next. It’s as if the world has turned it’s back against us when it happens.
We may feel helpless, but God has a way of keeping us up while we are depressed. We may have our friends, families, colleagues or even some unknown people for us. The church during its initial struggling years have the apostles. The apostles turn to Jesus. They know that Jesus is the bringer of peace and safety for everyone. His presence is a strength for those who are weak, He himself brings joy to those who are sorrowed and He gives peace in troubled times.
In the end, my cousin finally received the text he had been waiting for on this exact day (1 May) the previous year (2015). I still can remember the joy he experienced on that day and he even personally went to church as a thanksgiving. His days of waiting in the dark have ended – light has shone after the long dark night of his journey.
Today, let us ask God that He may continually guide us on the dark days we have. He Himself is the light and only He can give comfort and peace we need.
We can never appreciate the beauty of the sunrise if we haven’t waited in the darkness.