Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Lawrence: drawing us to Himself

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
    Feast of Joseph of Nazareth
In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,
    even as we put our hope in you.
    —Psalm 33:21-22 (NIV)
    God has many ways of drawing us to Himself. He sometimes hides Himself from us; but faith alone, which will not fail us in time of need, ought to be our support and the foundation of our confidence, which must be all in God.
    ... Brother Lawrence (c.1605-1691), The Practice of the Presence of God, New York, Revell, 1895, Twelfth Letter, p. 40-41 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 33:21-22; 10:1; 13; 22:1-2; 89:46; 147:11; Pr. 3:25-26; John 20:29; Rom. 1:17; Heb. 4:16; 1 John 5:14
Quiet time reflection:
    Am I trusting in God alone?
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