Beads of Joy 12-20-10
Nothing Will Be Impossible
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO
Has Mary received a message even too big for her to understand? Is this message from Gabriel, especially at that time in history even more difficult to even comprehend? How ever can what the angel say be true, it's not normal for these things to happen in that way. Today let us reflect on Luke 1:26-38 (The Birth of Jesus Foretold). What an absolutely precious scripture explaining the very beginning of how Jesus was introduced to Mary and to us. It seems as though Mary was bewildered by how any of this could possibly be. How can one be with child, if first they were never with a man? This was outside the normal of understanding life, this made no sense. But praise Jesus for Mary's openness to listen to God's request and accept that which she was asked to do. It was Mary's, "let it be to me according to your word." that I am sure has helped lead many to her Son. Nothing is impossible with God, nothing. That is why miracles are so well defined. They are outside the norm of our understanding, therefore they can't be explained; so we see that only by way of a miracle they could have happened.
Let us take the time to reflect upon our own lives. If you really reflect periodically through the good and the bad times, you will be amazed as to how much our Lord is part of all of it. I do not not take anything for granted. I always look for God's hand in all things, and I know all things are possible by His will, and even if it's a sad or bad situation. God always works all things for good, nothing is impossible if His hand is in it. I guess the best way to keep your eyes open more, is by always remaining attentive to His word, His presence, His love, His mercy, His forgiveness, you get the idea. I really hope and pray that many of you become addicts to Jesus. LOL. I mean that in the greatest most blessed way to understand it. Your desire for Him, and to please Him and to obey him, must seriously be front and center in your life at all times. Addicts do all they can, every single day to get their fix. As with that in mind, we should do all we can to get our fix of Jesus every single day. Your life will never be the same.
Nothing will be impossible when it comes to God. Whatever He so decides for my life, our life, your life, will all be possible. And if He so desires to take us up to be with Him, because we are needed there more then we are here, so be it. For in God's wisdom there is purpose and reason that will only further glorify Himself. We must be open to His will in our lives; and in that trust in whatever He sends our way. I do know personally that I don't always understand the trauma, the tragedy, the stress, the pain and the tears; but what I do know is that in the end of all that there is Jesus. And that is the whole point, all things begin and end with Him. Please keep the faith my fellow brothers and sisters, never be knocked down by tough times, tragedy, and the whispering of others. Stand strong and solid in Jesus, allow Him to be the absolute center of your everything. Nothing should matter in your life unless it has something to do with Him. Please don't misunderstand what I have just said. All things have to do with Jesus. Let us pray for the evil, so that it may stop and recognize God, His will and His love. Nothing and no one must be forgotten.
We are all in each others lives for a reason. We have all become friends for a reason. We all spend time each day praying together for a reason. And you ask, "What is the reason?" and I say, "JESUS, He is the reason." Let us seriously grab hold of Jesus, and never ever let Him go. There isn't one reason in this world why we would ever let Jesus go, nothing and no one should separate you from the one person you need. Jesus is our Savior and our Lord, He is the one who bore all our sins, and died humbly on a cross for us. So to me, in return for Jesus giving me all that He had, I give Him all that I have; my family, my time, my treasure, my skills, my desires, everything. Nothing left hidden, all open to Him. Just remember, nothing will be impossible with God, the only catch is, you need to be open: to His love, and His mercy and His arms in order for you not only to be able to receive Him, but to even know you are receiving Him. I pray that your heart is even closer to our Lord. Trust Him always.
"Jesus, I trust in You."
Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO
Today we pray the Joyful Mysteries
1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Birth of Jesus
4. The Presentation in The Temple
5. Finding of Jesus in the Temple