15th Week in Ord. Time, Wednesday – 15th July 2020 — Gospel: Mt 11,25-27
Confidence in God’s knowledge
In these verses Jesus responds to the growing hostility with prayer and praise to his Father. After denouncing the three villages for not coming to Him in faith and repentance, Jesus seeks comfort in the sovereignty of God. He trusts His Father saying, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth.” The second part of this phrase is a Hebraic idiom for physical creation, which affirms God as creator of all things. Interestingly there are many references in the NT that assert Jesus as the Father’s agent in creation (John 1,3.10; 1 Cor 8,6; Col 1,16; Heb 1,2; 2,10). Jesus knows who he is and from whom the authority has been entrusted to Him. His confidence in the knowledge of his Father’s exceptional love reveals many things about the divine to humanity. He is a mediator, the window through which our human hearts can know God. Through him we continue to discover God’s unconditional love for each of us. He reminds us to keep turning to the Father, expressing praise, awe and thanksgiving for all that he gives and does for us.