The Future is God’s!
December 13, 2022
Dear Family of Mary!
In the first reading for Holy Mass today, the prophet Zephaniah speaks God’s word:
“But I will leave as a remnant in your midst a people humble and lowly, who shall take refuge in the name of the Lord: the Remnant of Israel. They shall do no wrong and speak no lies; nor shall there be found in their mouths a deceitful tongue; they shall pasture and couch their flocks with none to disturb them.” (Zeph 3:12-13)
How beautiful it is to be chosen by God to be His people. I love this description of them, that they will be humble and lowly, doing no wrong and speaking no lies…what a wonderful people to belong to!! What a wonderful future that is for us!
Our Lady gave us a message in which she calls us to be that remnant, the people who are humble and lowly, and who do no wrong:
March 25, 2021
Also, today I am with you to tell you:
(he) who prays does not fear the future
and does not lose hope.
You are chosen to carry joy and peace,
because you are mine.
I have come here with the name ‘Queen of Peace’
because the devil wants peacelessness and war,
he wants to fill your heart with fear of the future –
but the future is God’s.
That is why,
be humble and pray,
and surrender everything
into the hands of the Most High
Who created you.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Our Lady tells us to “be humble and pray…” We can choose to be humble. We can choose to pray. This is within our reach. It is part of our freedom and personal responsibility to choose humility and prayer. But when we pray and are humble, life changes for us. God can become active and guide us very gently and powerfully into His goodness and joy!! He can bless us as His people!! We can be that remnant! And we can be agents of God’s peace in a world so desperate for peace.
And remember, “The future is God’s!” This is truth! And it gives us the right perspective on our lives. The future is not mine to dictate, and it is not Satan’s to command, but the future is in God’s hands, in God’s domain. He is the master of all. And so our security for the future is only found in our relationship with God. The future is God’s!!
May it be so!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph,