Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Advent
1st Reading (1st Samuel 1:24-28)
The first reading is unfolding an interesting passage of Hannah, Samuel, and Eli. Hannah stayed for a very long time without a child. In her difficult times, she promised God that if she will be given a baby boy he will present him in the temple.
God blessed Hannah with a baby boy called Samuel. In this passage, we see Hannah representing the faithful Christians who mean what they say to God. After God blesses her she takes Samuel to Eli in the temple.
I want to ask you one simple question today, ’what did you promise God before the year started?? Did you fulfil it?
Let us imitate the character of Hannah of thanksgiving, and honouring God’s promises.
Responsorial Psalm (1st Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8)
The source of our strength and joy comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. God is never limited with situations, circumstances, or places because even barren women like Hannah, He blesses them with children.
Nothing is impossible with God. If God blessed Hannah with Samuel after staying for long without a kid then your problem is too small in front of God. The heavenly Father will raise you up from the dust to the sky and he will never let you go down to the pitfall of destruction.
Gospel (Luke 1:46-56)
In this gospel, we can testify that God is great, powerful, and loving. After Mary conception, she rejoices in God because all the generations of the world will call her blessed.
When God elevates us we should be humble and obey to do His will. A lot of Christians have a tendency after they are blessed they become crafty, arrogant, and proud.
Jesus is coming to scatter the proud and break the yoke of slavery. The son of God is a sign of mercy and love by God the Father.
When Christmas comes let us all be prepared to embrace our redeemer Jesus Christ because our life will change forever.