15 Jul Let Go and Let God (Mt 11:25) by Dr. Rich Reich
“At that time Jesus exclaimed: ‘I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.'” ~ Mt 11:25 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: The message in today’s Gospel is that the Lord reveals Himself especially to infants. In other words, God reveals Himself to people who are aware of their utter dependence on Him (as babies are utterly dependent on their loving parents). It can be scary for adults to be aware of their complete dependence on God. Only those who know and trust God can truly admit their dependence on Him. Then, like an infant, they are at peace. They have “let go and let God.” Those who have abandoned themselves to the Lord are secure. Consequently, when God reveals Himself to them, they can hear Him out without thinking about what they are going to say back to God to get their way or defend themselves. It’s difficult for us to listen to others and to God because, after we listen a little bit, we stop listening and think about ourselves. However, those who believe that, in regard to God, they are as helpless as infants do not try to do anything when God reveals Himself. They only listen, are docile, and receive God’s revelation of Himself.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio..
Faith Challenge: Be like a child and listen to your loving Father in heaven. Let Him guide you in your defense of the unborn.
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Faith Quote: “Our failure to hear His voice when we want to is due to the fact that we do not in general want to hear it, that we want it only when we think we need it.” ~ Dallas Willard
Through Christ our Lord,