For every day during Lent, Bishop Edward Malesic writes a scripture reflection for the faithful. Follow the bishop on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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In the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, God says, “Lo, I am about to create new heavens and a new earth. . . (T)here shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create.”
God, who made heaven and earth, is not content to let it wind down until it runs out of energy. He is constantly creating and recreating. We find this truth in the fact that God made us long after he made the earth.
God also continues to intervene in miraculous ways if it advances his purpose and plan for us. This is what the royal official experienced when Jesus healed his son. This healing was a recreation of his son who was about to die. This was part of the plan of Jesus to signify his divine ability and presence.
God is also constantly recreating us from within. If our soul is dead, Jesus has the power to recreate it. In fact, when we are dead inside because of sin, that is the time to ask Jesus to heal us and make us whole again. When that happens, the soul rejoices and is happy once more.
Repeat the antiphon of today’s Psalm: “I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.n the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, God says, “Lo, I am about to create new heavens and a new earth. . . (T)here shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create.”