I can often be so dense and insensitive that I miss out on cues and meanings that are staring me right in the face. Bebet, a very dear friend whose birthday it is today, must have been telling a lot of precious things about herself which I totally missed because I was too full of myself. I am now certain that ARAB had been challenging me several times to move in certain directions which I did not get because I was too preoccupied with my own ideas and projects. JLC must have also been sending me signals on how we can work together better but I was not familiar with the language and cues they use in his old-boys network. How may loving and tender gestures I have missed from Anabelle because I expected to be loved and cared for according to my expectations.
I woke up to another glorious sunrise this morning. Do I truly believe that God made it happen just for me. I have countless moments of joy with Jonathan and Jane. Do I even realize that God is smiling because it takes to little to make me so happy. I live from day to day, most of the time doing things that are routine and ordinary. I know God is with me every step of the way in my journey. Do I at times wonder that I am even on this road? He has shown me great wonders and I am filled with awe. What else will he be keeping in store for me further down the road?
Christ did His works of wonder and freely gave out his blessings. That is why many crowds followed him. But they did not see Him for who He really is. Only the handful that were His disciples truly saw Him for who He really is. They truly believed in Him and followed His call. Like the disciples, I really want to see, know, love and serve Him. I will proclaim Him in my words and in my deeds.
Many crowds followed him, and he cured all of them, and he ordered them not to make him known. This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “Here is my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles. He will not wrangle or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets. He will not break a bruised reed or quench a smouldering wick until he brings justice to victory. And in his name the Gentiles will hope.”