July 19, 2021 Monday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time-B

Exodus 14:5-18

Psalm Exodus 15:1-6

Matthew 12:38-42

“The Lord himself will fight for you; you have only to keep still.” Ex. 14:14

“Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” Mt. 12:38

Lord, the religious authorities wanted a sign from heaven that you were from God. They were spreading the rumor that your power was not from God but from the devil. How that must have hurt your feelings!  Nothing could be further from the truth. You had given ample evidence of who you were with all the demons cast out, healings of the blind, the lame and even raising the dead. Forgiving sins and calming a storm at sea could only be done by God. Yet you would give them the sign they wanted. Your resurrection from the dead stands as the greatest sign for all time. What sign can I give of my faith in you?  What do you want from me?  Moses risked his life because he believed you would save the children from the spears of Pharaoh.  He told them to “fear not! Stand your ground and you will see the victory the Lord will win for you today.” (Ex. 14:13)  Lord, today help me to see all the signs of your power and love that are all around me.  May I walk with you today, my Lord and my God?  Amen.