Our scripture this week is Luke 18:1-8.
8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
Jesus tells us that God stands ready to ensure that His justice is executed on earth. He also asks about our faith and whether it will be found when He returns. His point is that like the widow in the parable, we must be persistent.
We are often so wrapped up in our own desires, like the unjust judge in this story, that we forget God’s plan for us and the part He calls us to play through our faith. This is why Jesus asks if He will find faith on earth when He returns. The only way it will happen is if we continue on the path He has shown us, sharing His love with others and helping their faith to grow.
Be persistent in your prayers, as Jesus taught us, and constant in your devotion to God. His love never ends, and He waits for our return to that great love, ready to forgive and cleanse us, sending us out into the world as the example of a true relationship with Him.
Loving Lord, we are not the people You would have us be. In Your mercy, turn us around and let us be Your representatives, to bring Your light and love to all the world. Amen.