Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out,
…do not fear for I am with you, do not be afraid for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious hand.
And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
For you shall not go out in haste, and you shall not go in flight; for the Lord will go with you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
The Lord spoke...: Do not call conspiring all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what it fears, or be in dread.
You who I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, “You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off.”
And I said, “Woe is me! I am lost for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and yet my eyes have seen the king, the Lord of hosts!”
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.