as mum said…
As we prayed the 1st of the Glorious Mysteries a thought came profoundly into my mind; “He will not abandon you. I will not leave you orphans.”
The I, of course, is God the Father and the promise was for all the JtM Crusade Prayer groups gathered that day. As I pondered the enormity of that thought and its origin, I was gradually ever more overcome with gratitude and tears.
Tonight I opened my bible on Isaiah 41: 8-17.
The little sub-title to the start of that passage in my bible is “God is with Israel”. This seemed to affirm the thought that came into mind during our prayer gathering earlier in the day.
”  But thou Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend:  In whom I have taken thee from the ends of the earth, and from the remote parts thereof have called thee, and said to thee: Thou art my servant, I have chosen thee, and have not cast thee away.  Fear not, for I am with thee: turn not aside, for I am thy God: I have strengthened thee, and have helped thee, and the right hand of my just one hath upheld thee.
 Behold all that fight against thee shall be confounded and ashamed, they shall be as nothing, and the men shall perish that strive against thee.  Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find the men that resist thee: they shall be as nothing: and as a thing consumed the men that war against thee.  For I am the Lord thy God, who take thee by the hand, and say to thee: Fear not, I have helped thee.  Fear not, thou worm of Jacob, you that are dead of Israel: I have helped thee, saith the Lord: and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel.  I have made thee as a new thrashing wain, with teeth like a saw: thou shall thrash the mountains, and break them in pieces: and shalt make the hills as chaff.
 Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, in the Holy One of Israel thou shalt be joyful.  The needy and the poor seek for waters, and there are none: their tongue hath been dry with thirst. I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.”
Thank you Mother of Salvation for your loving intercession … For us poor worms and puny mites!
By Donna Liane️