…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!”
…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.
…let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their thoughts; let them return to the Lord that he may have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
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.
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.