The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 50:3
"I clothe the heavens with darkness 
and make sackcloth its covering.”

(Having just described in the previous verse His power in the earth
when He opened up the waters to allow His people to walk through on dry ground
during their departure from Egyptian slavery,
again, the Lord reminds His people of His sovereign might,
this time referring to the heavens' subjection to His power,
recalling for them the thick darkness
that He spread over Egypt in one of the plagues.
During that time, He caused the glorious lights of the heavens
to clothe themselves with the mourning sackcloth of darkness and storm clouds,
proving yet again that the Lord will do whatever is necessary to free His people.

Just as the Lord spoke darkness over the oppressors of His people
to defeat them and to show Israel His indomitable power,
He still today brings our enemy under His subjection.
Today He reminds us in His declaration here that the Egyptian plague of darkness
was a mere symbol that He Who created light could,
if He chooses, snuff it out as easily as He spoke it into being.

Today He reminds us that His power is sovereign, His purposes supreme,
and that we reside under the heavenly canopy of His grace and mercy and light.)

May the Lord richly bless you this day!

In Christ's love,