Mass Readings: Malachi 3:1-4,23-24/Luke 1:5

God Directing Lives

In today’s Gospel, the neighbors of Zechariah and Elizabeth experienced an awareness that something very special was in the works. They didn’t know any details, but they sensed that God was directing events toward an end that was part of His plan.

Sometimes when we look back over our lives we can see that there was a plan in the works. We notice that a great sorrow became the mother of great joy. It becomes clear that we were denied something because something greater, something more spiritually beneficial, waited. This kind of vision requires faith. Otherwise we chalk things up simply to random lucky breaks, bad breaks, or “just one of those things.” God’s plan is never “just one of those things.”

Prayer: Zechariah and Elizabeth, help me see the Lord working in my life.