Acts 5:17-26, Psalm 34:2-9, John 3:16-21
This time it was the Sadducees who were jealous. Jealousy an ugly word and an ugly emotion that can lead to a multitude of sins.
If God is for us then God's power, might and strength will do battle on our behalf. He will send His angels to act for us. He sets us free. Locked doors cannot keep God out nor can fetters and chains. At His touch all barriers disintegrate and God is free to act as He will in a submissive heart and a yielding spirit God can do the impossible.
'Go!' is a command given to all believers - stand tall and confident and tell or proclaim to the people the whole of the living message, the Good News. We do not water it down or tell only those parts that are convenient. We preach the whole message boldly. As long as there is light from dawn to dusk we profess our faith. Not a hair of our head can be harmed if God does not permit it. God is a powerful and invincible ally and with Him, in Him and through His Son, the world is conquered and we are victorious in Him.
I taste You each day in the Holy Eucharist and I shelter all the time under the protection of Your mighty wings.
God always takes the initiative. He takes the first step. He makes the first move, He invites, He calls, He gives, He pleads, He intercedes, He loves. We are free to respond, to receive, to allow His life, His love, His forgiveness, His grace, His Spirit and His presence to flow into us, move us, cherish us and make us His children. Those who do not believe, who prefer to deny God's love, view Him as HE IS NOT and not as HE IS.
God condemns no one. It is our choice - we choose to use our free will to believe or not in the Name of the only Son of God. Only when I KNOW HIM, can I love Him and trust His love for me. Those who love sin, love the night for they believe that the cover of darkness hides their iniquity. But the deepest darkness is light for the Light of the World. Nothing is hidden from, His sight. Love is Truth, Life and Power. All the work done by the children of the Light are seen as works done solely for God's glory and His glory alone.