Isaiah

Praying to Be Led

In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all. (Isaiah 11:6) Led by a child?  The way Isaiah seems to have Jesus all figured out, …

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Praying to Hear God Call Me by Name

“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” (Isaiah 40:16) I dearly love this picture of God that Isaiah paints. Isaiah says we …

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Praying for My Hands, Knees and Heart

Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come…(Isaiah 35: 3-4) Isaiah is writing about the days of the Redeemer — our days. I wonder why he chose these three particular anatomical parts? My hands do the fine-work of my life — …

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Praying to be Called Forth

 “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. (Isaiah 40: …

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