Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Being in the hands of God

The Saints of the Orthodox Church are the best example of God’s plan for His creation. We can base our faith to God on their existence, who constantly verify His existence and love for mankind. This reality is evident in the Holy Scriptures and the Tradition of the Church, which has as an ultimate objective, our communion with God; our theosis.

‘There is nothing more precious than to be in the hands of God, for God is life and light, and those who are in the hands of God are in the midst of life and light.
When we study the Acts of the Apostles and the history and martyrology of our saints, we can see that in different places and times, and under hard or extreme conditions, the saints of God through their martyrdom and their miracles have confirmed the teaching of our Lord: “Verily I say unto you, if ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, it shall be done” (Matt. 21:21).
The divinely-inspired accomplishments of the holy men and martyrs, the confessors of the faith and the saints, that fill us with wonders and amazement, glorify our Redeemer and Saviour Jesus Christ.’[1]

[1] Chrysostomos, Bishop of Chalkis, ‘Preface to the First Greek Edition’, in Father Ioannis Vernezos, Life and Recent Miracles of Saint John the Russian, (Prokopi, 1999), p. 17. 

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