Lord, you are my help; my Saviour God.
In today’s readings we are encouraged to trust in a God who has already saved us and who calls us his very own. Despite what may be going on around us, we are his people and we are loved with an everlasting love (Psalm).
The First Reading recalls the salvation of the people of Israel from the hands of the Egyptians. They were carried back to God on eagle’s wings. This prefigures the salvation brought by Christ who died for us while we were still helpless and unworthy (Second Reading).
The heart of Christ, and, therefore, the heart of God, is full of compassion for us (Gospel). This, surely, is the source of our ‘joyful trust’. Because God has given to us so freely, so we should freely give in return.
This week, let’s entrust ourselves ever more deeply to the loving compassion of God. May it lift us up on eagle’s wings, strengthening both the conviction that we are already saved, and our response to give as freely as we have freely received. Amen.