Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/24/2013

Rainbow over Medjugorje  
"I set my bow in the cloud..."
Medjugorje, January 23, 2013




January 24, 2013

Saint Francis de Sales


Dear Family of Mary!


Josip Zubac sent me some new pictures from Medjugorje yesterday. Among them was this stunning picture of a rainbow that appeared over the village. His mother, Rosie, had written us that same day to say: "It has rained nonstop for days but today it has cleared up with a big rainbow above us now!"


This reminds me of Genesis, chapter 9. After many days of rain, enough rain to cover the whole earth and destroy all living things, God stopped the rain. When Noah disembarked from the ark, he sacrificed to the Lord in thanksgiving. And the Lord accepted his sacrifice:


I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth." And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh...."This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth." (Gen. 9:11-17)


The rainbow is the sign of God's covenant, His great mercy and blessing upon us, even though we are sinful. God is merciful and always wants to show us His mercy. So after days of rain in Medjugorje, God's mercy has shown out again!


Our Lady gave a message in 1987 about God's blessing. She urged us all to pray. Here is what she said:


"Dear children! Today also I am calling you to prayer. You know, dear children, that God grants special graces in prayer. Therefore, seek and pray in order that you may be able to comprehend all that I am giving here. I call you, dear children, to prayer with the heart. You know that without prayer you cannot comprehend all that God is planning through each one of you. Therefore, pray! I desire that through each one of you God's plan may be fulfilled, that all which God has planted in your heart may keep on growing. So pray that God's blessing may protect each one of you from all the evil that is threatening you. I bless you, dear children. Thank you for having responded to my call."   April 25, 1987


"So pray that God's blessing may protect each one of you..." God wants to protect us and bless us. If we seek His plan for our lives we will be blessed. If we comprehend the great blessings God is pouring out on us in these days, we will say "yes" to them, and enter into God's blessing. May the rainbow that appeared yesterday be a sign for all of us of God's blessing and mercy, and may we enter into that blessing with all our hearts!


In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2013


PS. Thanks to Josip and Rosie Zubac, for the tireless efforts to keep us connected to the daily events of Medjugorje! Thank you so much!