Tuesday of the 4th week of Advent 2015
Hannah was said to have lived in torment and humiliation for years just because she could not bear a child (1 Samuel 1:5-7). But she did not relent even when she was initially misunderstood and put off by comments (1 Samuel 1:12-16). She did not lose hope; she poured out her troubles to the Lord and finally God answered her prayer (1 Samuel 1:19). Her sorrow turned into joy, her distress into praises to God our Almighty Father (1 Samuel 2).
What troubles your heart? What problems do you have which makes you distressed? What is that you have prayed for but there seemed to be no answer? What is that you stopped praying for because you felt there was no use praying for it anymore?
Don’t lose hope. Don’t relent. You’ve come a long way praying, why stop now? Persevere and you will end up like Hannah and our Mother Mary singing praises to God for that which he will fulfill in your life.
May this Christmas bring us joy and make us magnify in the Lord for the goodness and graces he constantly bestows on us. Amen.