In the Bible we often find persons, places and things meaning more than just what they are. Today, for example, the city of Jerusalem means much more than the busy city in the Middle East involved in so much conflict. Isaiah wants us to think about a new Jerusalem—a place now and in the future that is as nourishing and lovely as a woman nursing her child.
This is not only about the Jerusalem of heaven, but also the new Jerusalem on earth now in the church. Remember that the church is not just a building and an organization; it is the very risen body of Jesus with us, nourishing us and wanting us to be filled now with the kinds of joys that will be with us in heaven forever.
How about you and I living in this Jerusalem now?
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
You love me as a mother v. 13
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the Eighth Week in Epiphany
Winter in the north. Year C
Mondays are dedicated in this season to the prophet Isaiah.
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…