31ST MAY 2022
Today the Holy Mother Church celebrates the Feast of the Visitation of our Blessed Mother Mary. The feast is full of praises from mother Mary. Mary praises the Lord, not only for His blessings in her life and for His blessings upon successive generations, but she also praises the Lord for remembering to do what He has promised to do. She exalts His Name because He did not forget her people. The bondage of the Jews and their longing for a Messiah. Mary praises the Lord keeping His Word!
God Remembers His Promises - For centuries, the Jews had lived on the promise of the Lord that HE would one day send a deliverer. A Messiah to redeem the people and to restore the nation to a place of righteousness and favor with God. Jesus is to be the fulfillment of those promises and Mary exalts the Name of the Lord for remembering to keep His promises.
Today’s feast therefore is a reminder that the Lord still keeps His promises. He will never allow anything He has promised to do go undone, Rom. 4:21! That is why He can be trusted in every situation in life. Whether it be for salvation, 2 Tim. 1:12, or for daily provision,
Phil. 4:19. God will do what He has said He will do. Therefore, learn to trust Him and learn to praise Him for His goodness, even if the answer has not yet been seen! If there is one thing, we can be sure of, it is that we can depend on the Lord, He will never let one of His promises fall to the ground - 2 Pet. 3:9.)
God Remembers His People too. Mary rejoices in the fact that the Lord hasn't forgotten about the people of Israel. They were His people, and they still are. She praises His name that He remembers those who have placed their faith in Him.
We have this same reason for praise this day. There may be some of us who feel they have been deserted by the Lord. God forgetting about you? You are forever impressed upon His heart. He will see you through this world and into the next. He did not save you to lose you. He did not save you to forget about you. He saved you take you home to be with Him. What a blessed standing is ours. this is a wonderful reason to praise the Name of the Lord. Happy feast!