Posted July 16, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

An Act of Faith

baby-moses出谷紀 2:1-15

埃及人由於視以色列人為威脅,法郎於是下令所有希伯來人所生的男孩,都要被丟在尼羅河裏。梅瑟的母親保存他的性命,沒有讓他溺斃,是違抗了法律。她把梅瑟藏了三個月,然後讓他在尼羅河上飄浮。誰會想到這個男嬰,更能奇蹟被救起,八十年後更是帶領以色列民出埃及的英雄?天主利用梅瑟母親看似沒用的舉動,成就了祂的聖意。

天主召叫我們為祂做的事,很多時看似毫無用處,我們不明白我們花的時間和精力,最終究竟可以改變些什麼。但天主藉著梅瑟的母親讓我們知道,只要做的是合乎祂的旨意,祂自然會悅納我們的付出,達到遠超乎我們想像的事。

要承行祂的旨意,我們靠的是信德,而不靠肉眼所看到的。在這信德年,讓我們求聖神堅固信德,令祂的旨意得到實踐。

Exodus 2:1-15

Since the Egyptians saw the people of Israel as a threat, as a result, Pharaoh commanded that every boy born to the Hebrews should be thrown into the river. Moses’ mother saved his life. By hiding the baby for three months, then putting him in a basket to float on the river, she violated the law. Who would have thought that this baby would be saved miraculously, and that eighty years later, the Lord would use him to set the Israelite nation free from slavery? The Lord took a seemingly useless act of Moses’ mother, to fulfill His divine will.

Often times, the Lord calls us to do things that seem useless. We do not understand how the time and effort we spend could make any difference in the end. But with Moses’ mother, God tells us that as long as we act in accordance to His will, He would bless our offering, and leverage it to achieve something far greater than our expectations.

In order to act according to God’s will, we have to rely on our faith and not our sight. In this Year of Faith, may the Holy Spirit increase our faith, so that God’s will may be done.


FLL Editorial Team