Our awesome God

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul
Monday, Wk. XIV, Yr. I, 08 July 2019
Genesis 28:10-22 >< )))*> >< )))*> Matthew 9:18-26
Tourists taking a peek into the awesome ancient city of Petra in Jordan. Photo by author 30 April 2019.

Surprise us always, O Lord!

Surprise us with your simple presence in the most ordinary events and things of daily life.

Envelop us in your surprising presence like Jacob in today’s first reading.

When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he exclaimed, “Truly, the Lord is in this spot, although I did not know it!” In solemn wonder he cried out: “How awesome is this shrine! This is nothing else but an abode of God, and that is the gateway to heaven!”

Genesis 28:16-17

The whole earth, O Lord God, is your abode but we do not know it. Or, we refuse to recognize it most of the time.

Grant us that “solemn wonder” of Jacob beyond ordinary things your presence O God.

Grant us that deep faith on Jesus by the official who begged he could bring back to life his dead daughter.

Grant us that fervent hope of the hemorrhagic woman who reached to touch the tassel of the cloak of Jesus so she can be healed of her sickness.

Like these three people, let us not be limited or constricted by simple and complex things and situations alike because we have an awesome God in you, O Lord!

Thank you in surprising us again with this morning, Lord. Amen.

Sunrise at Lake Tiberias, the Holy Land. Photo by author, 02 May 2019.

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