Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Jesus is always willing and able to save us from all human catastrophes.

"Therefore, he [Jesus] is always able to save those who approach God through him, since he lives forever to make intercession for them." (Hebrews 7: 25).

Thursday 21st January 2021, in the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time is the feast of St Agnes (+ 304). Virgin and Martyr. Agnes who made a private vow of chastity to Jesus Christ resisted the attempt to force her into marriage. She was martyred at the age of 13. St Agnes is the patron saint of young girls and purity.

Two  things to note about our key Scripture for today:
#1. Jesus as our Eternal High Priest lives to make constant intercession for those whom He calls "My sisters and My brothers."
We know that at the heart of Worship is Sacrifice. At the heart of Sacrifice is Praise and Thanksgiving. As our Eternal High Priest, Jesus encourages His brothers and sisters to join Him in the ministry of Intercession.

#2. Jesus is always able to save those who are in need of mercy and approach the throne of grace with confident boldness through Jesus. Jesus is always willing and able to save us from sin, sickness, bankruptcy, war, etc.

We are continually in need of mercy. Jesus sees us through His lens of mercy. When we approach the throne of grace, we should approach not through our strength but through our weaknesses because this is how God sees us and thus moved to show us mercy.

As co-intercessors with Jesus, our behavior should be:
Ask for mercy.
Be merciful.
Completely trust Jesus for mercy.

John the Divine teaches that "God first loved us and sent his Son to be the sacrifice that takes our sins away, and we have known and put our faith in God’s love towards us." (1 John 4: 10).

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