August 18, 2015 Judges 6:11-24a; Matthew 19:23-30
Today’s scripture readings remind us that: With God … all things are possible.
Consider the first reading. Gideon is told to deliver the Israelites from the mighty Midianites. Here is a real dilemma. Gideon is the youngest in the weakest clan of the tribe of Manasseh. He wasn’t ready to even think of a task like that! He asks for a sign … gets it … and is assured that the Lord is with him. Gideon is told to trust … and he will be successful because … With God all things are possible!
In the Gospel … the same concept of trust in God is presented from a different perspective. Those who trust in themselves and rely on their own power and wealth have no guarantee of reaching the kingdom. The difficulty of the camel passing through the eye of the needle emphasizes the struggle we can encounter if we do not rely on the Lord.
Both readings assure us that if we are willing to put God first … He will take care of us. With God … all things are possible!
As we go about our business today … let us pray that we will always be willing to place our trust in God who cares and provides for us.
We can be assured of one thing … the only riches we all possess is God’s love for us … and with God … all things are possible!