Chapter 40 introduces a section in the book of Isaiah that contains a message of hope and comfort to God’s people who were living in exile in Babylonia. God is lauded as the greatest power in the universe.
Today’s Scripture: Isaiah 40:31a
Those who trust in the LORD for help will find their strength renewed.
What words of hope and encouragement does Isaiah proclaim? Today’s reading is filled with images from the natural world that describe the nature of God and the nature of people. What are some of the images used to describe God? What are some of the images used to describe people? Which images are most striking to you?
Lord, you give strength to the weary. As I trust in you, may I find new strength and become strong like a soaring eagle, walking and running without getting tired. Thank you for your eternal love and care. Amen.
Those who are tired and weary and in need of renewed strength
Isaiah 51:1-23: The prophet offers words of comfort to Jerusalem.
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