O Isaiah!

Advent is a time to listen closely to the words of the prophet Isaiah, who prepares the way for the birth of Jesus. And still the words of hope and salvation are immediate and accessible today. Hope for those who struggle with addiction, depression, financial hardship, loneliness, desolation…Isaiah speaks to us, shines a light where no other light gets in. “This is the way; walk in it.”

Isaiah 30:20-21

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. And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” 

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2 thoughts on “O Isaiah!

    • Advent is about waiting. Not something humans are particularly good at. We wait, we become quiet enough to hear the words of hope and believe. As the Franciscan author, Richard Rohr says – This keeps the field of life wide open and especially open to grace and to a future created by God rather than ourselves.

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