"Blessed is your mother's womb that carried you …." He replied, "Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it." (From Saturday's Gospel reading)
Reflection for Saturday: How I began to believe God's amazing Word for miracles
By Graciela Ramos, Assistant Director
Saturday's Gospel reading reminds me of a dangerous incident when I began to believe God's Word more fully. In Luke 10:19, Jesus said, "I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you." This can be hard to believe, but I discovered it's true, and it doesn't just apply to snakes and scorpions.
One Sunday morning, as I walked to Mass, I felt an urging to pray the Rosary along the way. Carrying my rosary beads in my hand, I began to pray the Glorious Mysteries.
After walking three blocks, I heard a noise behind me that froze my blood. It was the growl of an angry dog, and as I turned around to look, I noticed the house on my left. A big and very bad-tempered German Shepherd dog lived there. A warning sign on the house read: "Beware of the dog". I had heard that this animal often escaped and had bit many people.
Very slowly I turned, and to my horror I discovered that my hand (the one holding the rosary) was nearly inside the mouth of the furious animal, which was drooling with fury. His teeth made me panic. Suddenly, the animal harmlessly closed its mouth, wagged its tail, sniffed me, wagged again, and marched happily home.
I was paralyzed, still scared to death, unable to move. I looked at my hand and saw the rosary. Smiling, I continued walking towards the church thinking, God's protection is real!
The next day while shopping I met a neighbor who told me: "That dog bit me yesterday. It grabbed my leg! I cannot walk!"
"What dog?" I asked.
"The one in the big house. The one that has bitten so many people. It's so dangerous. Yesterday it escaped and bit me so furiously!" We were talking about the same dog that had cheerfully, wagging its tail, let me go to pray my Rosary. God is great and his Word is true!
Do you really believe in the Word of God? Dare to believe it with all your being! Terry's videos will help you to go deeper into this topic. [Currently it's only in English. We are seeking sponsors to cover the cost of providing them in Spanish. Meanwhile, we'll add Spanish subtitles as soon as possible.] Go ahead, live the adventure of believing the Word of God! Watch God's Amazing Word on Miracles from the start to learn more.
Part 6 covers God's plan for rescuing our loved ones and our world from darkness as revealed in John 3:16-21. The end of this video contains a powerful but rarely discussed fact about why there is so much darkness in our world today and what the Church needs to repent of.
In Part 7, we cover John 3:34, which contains an often-overlooked but very important truth: God does not ration his Spirit. You have within you the same fullness of the Holy Spirit as Jesus Christ himself did and as much as the Saints who experienced very supernatural, amazing manifestations of God's power.
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