Oh the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him, to receive a gift in return?” for from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever. Amen
“The Lord works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.”
God can certainly be mysterious to us; as one of my seminary professors put it: “God is so big and so powerful that ‘He’ is incomprehensible to us…” Yet for all of God’s mystery and power, God loved us so much as to reach out to us right where we are, in Jesus, who walked the earth with us, preaching, teaching and healing; sharing God’s great love and compassion with the world.
This love and compassion is still here with us, in the grace of God, which surrounds us like the air. It is alive and active in those who act in faith, to continue Jesus‘ ministry of hope to the world.
Here is one of the most amazing mysteries of all: God‘s love, God‘s grace and all that God does for us, is a freely given gift, as we are asked for nothing in return; nothing except that we share our praise and gratitude with the world.
Gratitude for our lives, even during tough times; gratitude for our children, for although being a single parent can be tough at times, having our kids with us is a gift; gratitude for the people in our lives who love us, and can help us, offering advice and support during trying times, and sharing our joys when times are good!
Gratitude for the unconditional love of God; gratitude that God is never too busy to help us or to love us. In this way, God is like the perfect parent, who only wants the best for their children.
And we share this gratitude by helping each other celebrates the joys and survive the trials that we can face each day, as a single parent.
Let us Pray:
God, help us to see your presence in our lives, even through the shroud of mystery that surrounds you. Thank you for reaching out to us with love and grace, and through the people in our lives. Please help us to share your message of love with our children and with all the people around us.