The Lord Be With You Today!
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
(Here is the resounding question
the prophet Isaiah still today asks of us,
of us who, instead, of looking to Almighty God
so often worship at the altars of idols,
false gods such as those the world offers
like materialism, humanism, and secularism,
or those of a more intimate nature, such as titles and the corner office,
or our attempts to be in control of events and people around us,
or even, as foolish as it sounds, at the altars of unforgiveness or bitterness.)
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
(Sovereign, majestic, awesome God Most High
Who reigns from above the heavens in His unlimited power and wisdom
is more different from us than we are from a locust.
He is high and lifted up and, compared to this indescribable God,
we are insignificant and negligible.
Yet, today, in His love and mercy,
He regards our humble estate and singles us out,
naming us a delight to Him, the apple of His eye, favored and blessed,
and chooses to make His dwelling place in us.
Beyond the miracle of creation,
beyond the wonder of the heavens above us and the earth beneath our feet,
the miracle we behold today before us
is that the Lord actually chooses us to be a friend of God’s.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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