Tonight I am taking in this passage from Isaiah:
O LORD, you are my God,
I extol you, I praise your name; For you have carried out your wonderful plans of old, faithful and true.
For you have made the city a heap, the fortified city a ruin, The castle of the insolent, a city no more, not ever to be rebuilt. Therefore a strong people will honor you, ruthless nations will fear you.
For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in their distress; Shelter from the rain, shade from the heat. When the blast of the ruthless was like a winter rain, the roar of strangers like heat in the desert, You subdued the heat with the shade of a cloud, the rain of the tyrants was vanquished.
On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples A feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, The web that is woven over all nations. He will destroy death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces; The reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken. On that day it will be said: “Indeed, this is our God; we looked to him, and he saved us! This is the LORD to whom we looked; let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!”
Isaiah 25: 1-9
As it was foretold, God has provided for all of us. He gave us the richest bread and wine. He destroyed the veil and destroyed death’s power over us. He will wipe away the tears from all faces. His plans for us are indeed wonderful and beyond our human comprehension.
O Lord, you are my God!
I praise your name! I want to be among the strong people who honor you! I rejoice in your plans! Thank you for saving us!
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Patty, I have been missing your blogs and since you are slacking I had to revert to the one I missed since I was in flight at the time you posted this one! I do hope you are not on a long weekend vacation…
I always have to read the verses a couple times to really digest what was said. The first time I read it I noticed she mentioned the rich food and choice wines, and then he reiterates it again but in a more attractive way adding the JUICY rich food and the PURE, choice wine. My first thought was that boy this guy must fall into gluttony because he repeats himself with a little more “passion” – a man after my own heart because I do love the juicy food! But then after reading it again I realized that when he repeats it, and with much more passion, it really does stress the greatness of the gift! And I’m not talking about a hamburger to a steak, but the gift of nourishment, of life!
I love how he takes something that maybe we can all relate and so simple such as the cloud that subdues the heat with a simple shade. Sometimes it really is the little things that seem so small and simple that are easily dismissed. But then sometimes we get to realize those simple things are really so wonderful and provide something huge. Like the cloud that cools us on a hot summer day, or a smile from a stranger after a bad morning, or a forgotten single dollar bill found in a pocket. All these little gifts to help us, to remind us and to encourage us.
Then he goes on to proclaim His greatness and rejoices in it as we all should. For God is so good in not just the sacrifice, so good in not just the BIGGEST sacrifice He made for us, but also in the everyday, normal, and seemingly minute gifts and graces He provides. God is good! All the time!
Thank you for all the sacrifices and gifts you have given me that I don’t even notice or take for granted. Everything in my life is from you and everything in my life is beautiful. Thank you Lord, for destroying what is not beautiful, and including me in your wonderful plans!