Wow! We are all struck by seemingly co-incidental (or rather, God-incidental events).
We often make a point that Jesus is present at every prayer group – just as He told us in the Book of Truth. If you have followed us through the years, you will have noticed this.
If you have read the events of today’s prayer meeting, you will have read how the reading coincided with a completely random conversation one of our prayer group members had with other parishioners after morning Mass. Before our Prayer group started he relayed the basic contents of this conversation, because it was evident that people, who were previously “blind” to what is happening in the church are having their eyes opened. This made us all happy because we don’t want them to fall for any deceptions.
Another thing that happened , which I did not allude to, was that “RemnantchildofMary” had to leave before the readings because it was a Holy Day of Obligation and she had to attend Mass and there was a lunchtime Mass in the Cathedral nearby.
A little while after posting our Prayer Meeting tonight, she texted me:
“Wow, Mum! The Thursday messages today were amazing! And tonight (before reading your post) I was reading my Bible. The passages I opened on were messages about the sins of the earth, the coming chastisement, the new Jerusalem and ‘the Lord Who Comes‘ too. It was amazing when I read yours and realized that they were on the same themes!”
I know. You missed it all. It was a direct answer to what … ( )… was telling us. It is to confirm that Jesus really means what He says – that He is present at every prayer group. And more that that – He is with us in all our comings and goings and all our conversations.
“And that was confirmation for me, even though I was only there for half of it – because God wanted me included, too. I was still there, and considered by Him – even though I was elsewhere (with Him)!!* We often have distant prayer members (away or overseas) who cannot make it to a group. This may be comforting for them to know.”
“Can you add to the post? Or do a new one? Just copy my message. I’m ready for sleep.”
We are part of Jesus’ Remnant Army.We are always being reminded of this.
In our prayer groups He guides us to what is important at the time. We can be reassured that we are much loved and valued by Him. We all are. We have to be aware because the time will come when much will be required of us, but we have to know what it is. We have to pray for discernment, and like our fellow parishioners – join the dots.
*RemnantchildofMary describes that she was ‘with Him’ (Jesus) because at that moment, she was praying- at Adoration and then Mass- while the prayer group continued. She didn’t want to miss anything and it seems Jesus didn’t want her to either. He supplied the same message through her evening Bible reading in Isaiah that was given to the group through their readings in The Book of Truth- each confirming the other. This helped her feel loved and considered by Jesus as part of the group, although she couldn’t be physically present. She naturally remain joined to the group and The Mission of Salvation spiritually through her prayers and intentions at Mass, as usual.