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Isaiah 55:10-11: Achieving God’s End

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Isaiah 55:10-11: Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down and do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, giving seed to him who sows and bread to him who eats, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it. 

God gives us great gifts . . . and asks that we use them well.

Jesus tells us parables of unfaithful and faithful stewards who abuse or use well the office with which the master entrusts them . . . and we see ourselves somewhere in these stories.

The Spirit moves us to act on the word we hear . . . and we are free to deny or respond to God’s call.

God creates us in his image . . . and asks that we go forth to represent him in the world.

Jesus models God among us . . . and calls us to follow him.

The Spirit lives within each of us . . . and manifests God’s word to the world.

We receive great gifts . . . and are asked to do much with them.

We are great gifts . . . and we are asked to share.

What nourishment do we bring to others?  What sustenance do we provide to others?  What action do we take as we achieve the end for which we are sent?

A re-post from July 31, 2012.

Image from: http://www.spiritofthehills.org/members/susanstatham.html

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