Dearly Beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The auspicious life giving word of the Lord, for today is from the book of Judges 6:12, ‘The Angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, ‘The Lord is with you , mighty man of valour’. The Lord called Gideon who was a coward as a mighty man and asked him to lead the army. There was nothing great of him to be spoken until the Lord called him. The Lord wanted to entrust him with great responsibility. But Gideon trembled. He said, “Lord how can I do this? I am from Manasseh, the smallest tribe . And I am smallest in my tribe too. How can you entrust me with such a great responsibility?” When the Lord entrusted him with a great responsibility, he told his inability to the Lord, that he was a coward. He was an ordinary man, but the Lord called him, as though he was a mighty man. If the Lord called him a mighty one, it means that He was going to make him a mighty one. Just like Gideon, you too may be of a humble character. You may be thinking, “How can I advance in my life? What great thing am I going to achieve? I do not have the wisdom to do such things. I am not eligible for that. I do not have knowledge for that. You are thinking in this manner, but the Lord has planned to perform great things through you. He is calling you as a mighty one. A person will become mighty one when the Lord is with him. God encouraged Gideon and gave him a great responsibility and told him to do it courageously. After that he trusted the Lord’s word and obeyed His command. He received great victory. He redeemed the Israelites who were stuck in the hands of the Midianites and just as the Lord had told, he returned as a mighty one.
Dearly Beloved, May be until today no one has entrusted you with any responsibility. They would have told, wrongly about you, saying, ‘He will not do all that’. He does not have that skill or talent. He is not educated for that. Many would not have wanted to entrust you with even the smallest responsibility. But, today, Jesus is calling you a mighty one and is entrusting you with greater responsibility. He will then be with you as the Mighty One and will give you a great victory and you will not be seen as coward by anyone.
You are going to receive great responsibilities from the Lord and He is going to make you an achiever.
Holy Father, we thank you! We first thank you for calling my children, Mighty One who have been pushed away by everyone as a coward. . We thank you for assuring us that You will be with us as the ‘Mighty One’. We thank You that you are going to entrust us with great responsibilities. The Lord said, to Gideon, ‘Go with the little strength that you have, Is it not I, who is sending you?’ You are telling us to go forward in life, with the little strength which we have. Lord perform great things through my children. Make them great performers, and achievers.