My reflection today comes from Living Faith:
I am concerned about you and about the way you are being treated in Egypt. Exodus 3:16
“When we are feeling low, frightened or discouraged, is there any sweeter balm than a friend or a spouse expressing concern and a willingness to comfort us? Just the experience of concern can be enough to ease our pain. What we don’t always realize is that when someone reaches out to us, it may be the literal answer to our prayer.
The Lord heard the sufferings of his people enslaved in Egypt. His emissary was Moses, sent to tell the people that the Lord cared about them and how they were being treated. Their prayers had been heard. True to his covenant with his chosen people, God would send Moses to lead his people to ‘a land flowing with milk and honey.”
Often, the Lords emissary in our own lives is that concerned friend who reaches out. Sometimes it is us who are asked to reach out to others.
Jesus, help me to be generous when I am called to ease someone else’s burdens.” – Greg Erlandson
This reflection is so true. I have seen it throughout my life. Many times God reaches out to us and we are not even aware that it is God responding to our prayer or someone else’s prayer for us.