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December 9 – Say It

read: “Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to them, ‘Do not fear!’” -Isaiah 35:3-4a reflect: Do you ever talk to yourself? Surely most of us do (please tell me I’m not alone!). Isaiah is giving instructions from God to people who are in exile, waiting for God to act on their behalf. They…

December 8 – Seeing God

read: The desert and the dry land will be glad;
     the wilderness will rejoice and blossom like the crocus. -Isaiah 35:1 reflect: Isaiah is writing about what it will be like when his community returns to loving God and each other. When that day comes, the very land they inhabit will be glad. The whole creation awaits…

December 5 – Safe

read: “The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat; the calf and the young lion will feed together, and a little child will lead them.” -Isaiah 11:6 reflect: Anytime I see all of our living presidents gathered together, I get a glimpse of what Isaiah was proclaiming here….

December 4 – Words

read: “He will strike the violent with the rod of his mouth, and by the breath of his lips he will put an end to the wicked.” -Isaiah 11:4 reflect: The One we await will stop all the greed, corruption, and violence in our world. Now this is the Messiah I am waiting for! Years ago a revival…

December 3 – Good Fear

read: “He will delight in fearing the Lord.” Isaiah 11:3a reflect: Isaiah says that the One we are waiting for will delight in fearing God. How could there ever be delight in fear? The times I remember being afraid were not delightful. The word translated fear here also means to be in astonishment, or awe. I’m more comfortable…

December 2 – Rest

read: “The Lord’s spirit will rest upon him, a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of planning and strength, a spirit of knowledge and awe of the Lord.” -Isaiah 11:2 reflect: Aren’t we always looking for new leaders? For less greedy politicians, and more inspirational pastors, and more humble heroes? Isaiah puts words to our yearning as he sounds the…

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