Saturday, April 16, 2011


I wish I could offer some beautiful commentary to go along with the following passages. I wish I could recount for you every moment this week when I've used these passages as my lifelines. I wish you could see just how tenderly the God of the universe has touched my heart with these words... but then again, I want YOU to experience his personal touch on YOUR heart. All I can say is that this week, I have been poor, brokenhearted, held captive, bound, mournful, and faint in spirit. And...I think you have been too. Because this passage is for God's people; the one's who really need him. Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Isaiah 61:1-4
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.
They shall build up the ancient ruins;
they shall raise up the former devastations;
they shall repair the ruined cities,
the devastations of many generations.

Isaiah 62:4-5
You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate,
but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
and your land Married;
for the LORD delights in you,
and your land shall be married.
For as a young man marries a young woman,
so shall your sons marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.

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