Blessed day by day be the Lord,
who bears our burdens; God, who is our salvation.
God is a saving God for us;
the LORD, my Lord, controls the passageways of death. -Psalm 68:20-21
Today’s Bible reflection is taken from the second part of the responsorial Psalm. Though it is short there is much contained within its words. We are reminded that is God who saves, and it is He who controls our eternal destiny. He has done much good for all of us, he gave us life, and we are to respect and be in awe of him. In short, blessed be the Lord.
We have a tendency as humans to want to do things on our own. This is fine and dandy if it is something like riding a bike, but not something we should be doing in terms of our salvation. The fact of the matter is that we can’t get to heaven on our own. God is our salvation as the Psalmist says. Are you trying to do it alone? Christ established the church to guide us on the road we should go and teach us the truths about God. It is God who saves and we do not save ourselves.
“Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you.”
-St. Augustine of Hippo