Today is the Day of Divine Mercy. A day consecrated to the Blood and water which flowed out from the pierced wound in the heart of Jesus. A day when Mercy surges into the world. A day when we can rush to the reservoir of His love and allow the waters of Mercy to submerge us and refresh us into a new person, a person in the likeness and image of the Resurrected Lord.
Very often in life we may have uttered this statement on certain days that such a day will never come again, possibly on extraordinary days which may have been filled with exceptional moments with special people to share it with. Perhaps a reunion or at a farewell function very predominant among schoolmates where each one will spread their wings and go to their own destination. This party now becomes such a memorable party that they all want to cling and hold on to each moment because they know this moment is never going to repeat itself after they have left school.
We also like to reminisce over photographs taken down the years, extra-special events and specific memories to remind ourselves that those were the happier days. A day which made our day and life as well!
The Divine Mercy is the day of both heaven and earth. A day on which the fountain of water and blood flowed once and for all for the whole of mankind. St. Faustina was instructed by Jesus to write down the Great prayer to be said at Three O ‘Clock every afternoon followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Novena. The Lord called this the Hour of great mercy, a time when we can ask anything from the Lord in His Name and He would grant it to us.
Blessings of the Lord comes through us in different forms throughout the day. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says ; “ What if your blessings come through rain drops? What if your healing comes through tears? What if a thousand sleepless night are what it takes to know that you are near? What if trials of this life are your mercies in disguise?”
A famous quote reads; “Don’t think of the things that you did not get after praying, think of the countless blessings that God gave you without asking.”
It is said that some people love with a love that is greater than Love. This is how the Lord loves us, with the greatest of a great love! We can stand on His promises that He will fill our lives with many more beautiful days yet to come, all from the bounty of His mercy and grace.