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Isaiah 42:1-7: My Servant

Holy Monday, March 26, 2018

We enter the holiest of weeks. We reflect on the scriptures that bring us to Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. We enter into this story as best we can to discover how we might become God’s servants.

When we look for intimacy with God, we remember that God chooses us and nurtures a relationship with us.

Here is my servant, whom I support,
my chosen one, in whom I take pleasure.
I have put my Spirit on him;
he will bring justice to the [nations].

When we wonder how we are to behave, we remember that God comes to walk among us to lead us out of the darkness and into the light.

He will not cry or shout;
no one will hear his voice in the streets.

He will bring forth justice according to truth;

he will not weaken or be crushed.

When we think about how we are to proceed, we understand that no matter the obstacle, God is with us. No matter the betrayal, God is for us, and no matter the separation, God unites us.

I, Adonai, called you righteously,
I took hold of you by the hand,
I shaped you and made you a covenant for the people,
to be a light for the [nations],

so that you can open blind eyes,
free the prisoners from confinement,
those living in darkness from the dungeon.

When we reflect on Isaiah’s message on this Holy Monday, we arrive at understanding that we are created in love, created by love, and created for love. When we accept this thinking, we take our first steps as God’s holy servant.

When we compare other translations with the COMPLETE JEWISH BIBLE version, we discover how we might become God’s servants. 

Tomorrow, walking with eyes open.

Click on the image to learn about the doctrine of Jesus as a social justice issue. 

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