It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

During a Time of Worry, Reflection on Isaiah 64:4-9

In this part of the book of Isaiah, the prophet is writing to a people for whom the exile is over. Over, but its effects are not. Their lives are not the way they remembered them to be before their defeat and destruction. 

Our enemy has been defeated. Yet, something is not yet as it should be. Think about the relevance to our own lives and times.

How daring is it for us to pray for God to enter our lives when we think what those lives have been like, what God might find. Look at verse 7. Which is it--no one is praying to God to come or is it that God is not listening?

Isaiah reminds the ancient people and through them reminds us: God has created us and continues to claim us. And although we don't deserve it, God is capable of forgiving us.

Lectio Divina: Isaiah 64:8-9

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