"To whom can you liken Me as an equal? says the Holy One." —Isaiah 40:25
No one equals God in anything. Consider God's strength; He is unequaled in strength. Almighty God is so strong that He made and sustains the millions of stars which span light-years in space (Is 40:26).
Almighty God is willing to share His unlimited strength with us. "He gives strength to the fainting; for the weak He makes vigor abound" (Is 40:29). When God strengthens old or weak people, they can outrun, outwork, and outlast young folks. Those who let God renew their strength "will soar as with eagles' wings; they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint" (Is 40:31).
It gets better. God will make you so supernaturally strong that you will be able to say with St. Paul: "In Him Who is the Source of my strength I have strength for everything" (Phil 4:13). God's love in you will be stronger than death (see Sg 8:6). Death, sickness, pain, and Satan will wear out before you will. You will have the strength to enter into eternal life and rest (see Mt 11:29).
To receive this supernatural strength, all people must come to Jesus. "All you who are weary and find life burdensome" (Mt 11:28), come to Jesus.
Prayer: Father, beginning this Advent may I have Your strength for everything.
Promise: "My yoke is easy and My burden light." —Mt 11:30
Praise: For decades, Chris has volunteered at a retreat center by continually mowing grass, landscaping, and tending the grounds. With strong faith, he prays daily in Eucharistic adoration for all those who attend the retreats.
Reference: (For related teaching, order our leaflet, Accepting Jesus as Lord, Savior, and God or on video V-43 or audio AV 43-1.)
Rescript: †Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, June 30, 2014
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