Day 24: Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Advent  – Mass in the Morning

2 SM 7:1-5, 8B-12, 14A, 16; LK 1:67-79


“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them free.”

Today, Zechariah raised his voice and heart to praise God, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them free….” These words for me are like the lyrics of his song of praise to his loving and merciful God. These words were busted in freedom and joy. Nothing could stop Zechariah to shout out the goodness of the Lord. They are so beautiful. All priests and religious men and women pray these words every morning as they pray the Christian Prayer or Breviary. 

My favorite prayer if I may say to God is “Lord, my God and my All.” These six words could fill up my heart and express my beautiful relationship with God. God is everything to me. God is the center of my life. God has done so many good things to me that I cannot even count. I cannot even imagine. Therefore, I only can say, “Lord, my God and my All.”

Each one of us has a very special and unique relationship with God. No matter how hard or how comfortable our lives are, we are God’s. We are blessed by God. God is with us. 

God is coming for you to see you and to be with you. Please open your heart, mind and soul to welcome the humble God into your life. Let’s get up and go out of our fears to meet and to praise God with our favorite song or prayer. Jesus is near. Jesus is here. Jesus does not need a big present from us. Jesus only needs a humble and longing heart from us.

Reflection question:

If you had a chance to express your “song of praise” or prayer to God today as he comes to see you, what would you like to say?