This is what the Lord says--
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “For your sake I will send to Babylon and bring down as fugitives all the Babylonians,in the ships in which they took pride. I am the Lord, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator, your King.” Isaiah 43:14-15
In today’s reading from the prophet, God proclaims to Israel what He will do. He speaks both of His mercies and tells His nation to seek Him, not dwell on past happenings, to look ahead to the newness of life that He will bring, a new chapter in their life, as it were. The old days are not going to reappear, the prophet says. This will be different, exciting, new – and we need to be ready to go together with God into this “new life”
Let us pray please : Holy One, Creator God – you indeed brought everything into being, and proclaimed that it was good. You are the God of Love, the God of power and might, the God of our lives. Help us all Lord, guide us through these troubling and scary times. Show our world the path that You desire we follow – the path of light, of compassion, of caring, and of redemption, through the saving blood of Jesus, in whose Name we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie