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Isaiah 41:1-10The Liberator 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Keep silence before me, O coastlands; you peoples, wait for my words!

This is good news indeed.  The Liberator is arriving to free us from all that entangles and ensnares us, from all that does not allow our spirit to flourish.

Who has stirred up from the East the champion of justice?

God sends this Liberator, this Son of Man, this Messiah to call us back from this world to follow him into the kingdom he is building for and with us.

Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed: I am your God.

The journey away from this world and on to the next will be frightening because we will have to drop along the wayside all of the comfortable old habits.  The traveling will feel unfamiliar, even alarming at times; yet we cannot hesitate to respond to the Voice that Calls.

I will strengthen you, and help you, and uphold you with my right hand of justice.

We must rely on God to fortify us for the journey and to sustain us as we travel.  For there is no one else who knows the way.  There is nothing else that can possibly nourish us for so long and so rigorous a trip.

Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed: I am your God.

 A Favorite from September 2, 2008.

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