As we enter the final week of the season I refer to as “Pentecost,” feel an inward lift in this glorious chapter of Isaiah. If you had a chance to have vacation by the sea, picture the vast expanse of ocean with all its mysterious depths as you hear about the end of ancient sea monsters—symbols of all the chaotic energies of water first subdued in the creation story in Genesis. God will triumph over all enemies. You can be part of that restored people of which Isaiah speaks. If your vacation has been to the mountains, let that place be a symbol of the spiritual mountain where the New Jerusalem rests.
With your spiritual “metal detector,”scan the verses of this chapter of strength and renewal before the next section of Isaiah to come in Kingdomtide. There will be more challenges for you not to fall into the woes predicted for those who are obtuse to God.
What are these?
You watering Your vineyard v. 3
Clinging to Thee for safety v. 5
All the world gathered as one v. 12
All coming to worship Thee v. 13
This is the thirteenth and last week in Pentecost, Year A.
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Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets; in this season, we continue reading Isaiah.
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