Isaiah 55:10a, 11
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return until they have watered the earth…, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:10a, 11
I will dwell in the high and holy place, and also with those who are contrite and humble in spirit.
Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.
For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.
Then Isaiah said: “Here then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shell name him Immanuel….”
…but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
…learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.
Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it breaks to a new thing; now it breaks forth; do you not perceive it?
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “whom shall I send and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”
Word and Image
offers two parts of my morning ritual, scripture and visual art. I make no
attempt to related the two (as I do in my daily quote and blog entries) and
yet, sometimes that will happen, for as we know God works in mysterious ways.