Day: February 6, 2022

February 7, 2022 Reflection – “I am with you.”

I am with you!   February 7, 2022 Dear Family of Mary! “Dear children! Today I am calling you to return to personal prayer. Little children, do not forget that Satan is strong and that he wants to attract all the more souls to himself. That is why, you be vigilant in prayer and resolute in the good. I am with you and am blessing all of you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (January 25, 2022) Our Lady has told us that she is with us at least 220 times in her messages. It is one of the things she wants us to be very sure of. She is with us. But it is a simple sentence which sounds very much like something a mother would say, and we run the risk of breezing through it. What does it mean for Our Lady to be with us? The Lord spoke to His people in the Old Testament many times about His presence with them. It was the sign that He was blessing them and sustaining them. Here is one such moment: “Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” (Is 41:10) The Lord was trying to reassure His people that He would take care of them. How? By being with them. His presence alone was enough to protect them and defend them. I feel that in these days, Our Lady’s presence among us, in Medjugorje, is a similar reassurance. She is with us, sent by the very God of Abraham, to protect us and to defend us, to lead us and to teach us God’s ways. She is with us because God has sent her to us. She is with us as a blessing, a motherly blessing. It might be a good exercise to try to imagine what it would be like if Our Lady stopped being with us. How would it feel? What would change in our lives if she just stopped coming? It is a fearsome thought. We do feel her, so close, in these days. And we need her to be very close. So let’s not overlook her presence, giving thanks every day for Our Lady being with us!!! Our Lady says to us: “Dear children, In this time of God’s signs, do not be afraid because I am with you. The great love of God sends me to lead you to salvation. Give me your simple hearts, purified by fasting and prayer. Only in the simplicity of your hearts is your salvation. I will be with you and lead you. Thank you.” (September 2, 2007) Do not be afraid!! Our Lady is with us even now to lead us to safety. She is with us because God has sent her to us! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan Mary TV 2022