Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 12 – 18 August 2018
“Meanwhile, moved by the extravagance of God in your lives, they’ll respond by praying for you in passionate intercession for whatever you need. Thank God for this gift, his gift. No language can praise it enough!”
– 2 Corinthians 9:14-15
At the time of writing this, there is a monsoon surge here in the Philippines. Rains are pouring down and floods are on the streets. While the sights may seem unlikely to be amusing, it reminds me of the graces that God has given us, as the rain is a very good comparison to the amount of graces that God gives us.
The heavy downpour that we are experiencing here is similar to the way God gives us His graces: it is outpouring. There are times when we ask for something He gives us not just what we are asking but more than that. Even if He does not give, we find out that God’s plan turned out better from what we are asking.
The beauty of God’s magnificent wonder, power, wisdom and kindness is manifested in the generosity He shows on our lives. He never fails to provide us with what we need. He also gives us what our hearts desire as long as it is reasonable.
But the ultimate gift of all to the humankind is His son who was sent to pay for the penalty of our sins so that we may be saved.
Our ever-giving us provides us with everything that He only is more than enough. As we draw ourselves closer to His loving heart, everything that we need and desire will come to us, in one way or another. What more can we ask for?
Jesus Christ is the greatest gift that God has given us.