Back Home from Exile

Monday of the Second Week in Advent
Isaiah 41

Nick reads the one-minute introduction.

Look for quiet times of the day, perhaps in the morning. If it is evening, let the first two candles of an Advent Wreath push back the darkness that moves in more and more to take light from the day as winter comes. Make an Advent Bible Journal for yourself so that you can note spiritual movements in your soul.

Prepare such a prayerful setting as you read Isaiah, the blessed Advent prophet. This chapter begins with all of the cities by the Mediterranean shore as witnesses to the goodness of God in raising the pagan Persian King Cyrus to lead the Chosen People back to their land.

Do you sometimes think that things are just not working out for you in the deep, quiet, places in your heart? Do you relate to being in a kind of exile at times? Pour out your feelings to the Lord and let God lead you “home.”


Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets
In the seasons of Advent to Epiphany this year, we read Isaiah chapters 40 to 55.


Daily Bible Breaths


Version for Children and Families

One thought on “Back Home from Exile

  1. I have read through the chapter several times this morning and again this evening and each time I was drawn to verse 10, the assurance that God “I AM” is with me always. The words, “I will hold you” leapt out at me each time, by an actual change in my heart rhythm. Comforting words of assurance that no matter what, God will never let me go, I am safe and secure in His loving arms. 

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