In the first reading from the prophet Isaiah we hear “Zion said, "The Lord has forsaken me; my Lord has forgotten me." Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you.” (Isaiah 49: 14 – 15) This tender message is meant for all of us today. The Israelites were in desperate need of encouragement and hope, so are we. This brief passage tells us that even if everyone forgets us our God never will. What an incredible guarantee of unconditional love. Our lives are filled with ups and downs, good times and hard times and still our God promises to be with us through it all.
Take some time today to calm your busyness and sit quietly with your God. Let the words from the prophet Isaiah fill your inner being. Always remember that God’s love is always present. Allow our God of love to touch your innermost being and provide the comfort and encouragement that you need at this time. Pray for the special grace to always know that you are never alone and our God will never forget you!
Pat Schifini, OSU