“My kindness is established forever; ….I have found David, my servant; with my holy oil I have anointed him, that my hand may be always with him, and that my arm may make him strong,” we pray in today’s responsorial psalm, Psalm 89. At our baptism and at confirmation, God found us, His servants. You and I were anointed with holy oil when we received both of those sacraments. God’s hand is always with us. God’s arm is always strengthening us, the arms stretched out upon the cross for us, the arms stretched out to us at every Holy Mass, inviting us to eat His body and drink His blood, the bread and wine consecrated by the hands of the priest.
Truly, God will never leave us; His “kindness is established forever.” “My faithfulness and my mercy,” says the Lord in this psalm, “shall be with [you], and through my name shall [your] horn shall be exalted,” that is you will be victorious over your enemy, Satan who prowls this world seeking someone to devour! So, with King David, we say of God: “You are my father, my God, the Rock, my savior.”