“Often dear children, your life and your hearts are overwhelmed by darkness, pain and crosses” .
Mary, who knows our hearts, sees how darkness advances in our lives, how daily pain and crosses take over, preventing us from welcoming the true light that is Christ, that light that shines in the darkness.
“ The true light that illuminates every man came into the world, yet the world did not recognize it.He came among his people, but his people did not welcome him.But to all who accepted him,he gave power to become children of God “(Jn 1).
In the message from Medjugorje we discover that God is close to us
God is closer to us than we can think and imagine and Our Lady reminds us: “Do not hesitate in faith to ask yourself why, because you think you are alone and abandoned, but open your hearts, pray and believe firmly, so that your your heart will feel the closeness of God and that God never abandons you and that is always beside you “.In trials we feel alone and abandoned, but he never abandons us, he is always with us, only in prayer and in faith will God manifest his presence and respond to our doubts and uncertainties.
God wants to transform the darkness of our life into light
The Almighty will transform the darkness of our life into light, and thus we will be able to feel his closeness even in the darkest and sadest moments of our existence.It is precisely in these moments that we must cling to God with all our strength, avoiding giving in to “strange itches” as St. Paul invites us:
“A day will come, in which healthy doctrine can no longer be endured but, for the itch of hearing something, men will surround themselves with teachers according to their own desires, refusing to listen to the truth in order to turn to fairy tales “.(2Timothy 4)
Here then is the swarm of false prophets and false prophecies , capable of confusing consciences, for this reason we are called to watch and pray, so as not to fall into temptation.The Blessed Virgin concludes her message with a phrase that always moves us: Thanks for answering my call.
“Dear children; Through the immeasurable love of God I am coming among you and I am persistently calling you into the arms of my Son. With a motherly heart I am imploring you, my children, but I am also repeatedly warning you, that concern for those who have not come to know my Son be in the first place for you. Do not permit that by looking at you and your life, they are not overcome by a desire to come to know Him. Pray to the Holy Spirit for my Son to be impressed within you. Pray that you can be apostles of the divine light in this time of darkness and hopelessness. This is a time of your trial. With a rosary in hand and love in the heart set out with me. I am leading you towards Easter in my Son. Pray for those whom my Son has chosen that they can always live through Him and in Him – the High Priest. Thank you. ”
Stephen K. Ryan recently authored Amazon best-selling novel, “The Madonna Files” and is a proud member of the International Thriller Writer’s society
Stephen has been interviewed numerous times in newspapers, radio and TV including Radio Maria and Guadalupe RadioStephen’s writing has been featured often on American Thinker, Spirit Daily, New Advent, Signs and Wonders, and SpiritDigest.com.Stephen is an avid sailboat racer having competed in dozens of regattas across the country, including ocean races from Annapolis to Newport R.I. from Newport, R.I. to Bermuda.Stephen is married to Tania and they have two children – Andrew and Meredith.