Monday, May 08, 2006

Reflections from Isaiah

The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,
he is the one you are to fear,
he is the one you are to dread,

and he will be a sanctuary;
but for both houses of Israel he will be
a stone that causes men to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall.
And for the people of Jerusalem he will be
a trap and a snare.

--Isaiah 8:13-14 (NIV)

From Wonderful Names of Our Wonderful Lord by Charles E. Hurlburt and T.C. Horton;

Where is thy place of worship? Where, in the turmoil of the street; where, in the busy cares of home; where, in the hurry and confusion of men, shall our souls find the place to pray? "He shall be for a 'SANCTUARY,' closer to thee than breathing, nearer than hands or feet." At any moment during all the hurried day thou mayest be hidden from all earth's eyes, and still from all earth's din. Only abide in him.

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.

--Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)

Thanks be to God, the meeting with Mr O. of the school admin went well today. Denise thinks it's because Mrs V. was there.

Today it occurred to me that above and beneath the tumult the board is passing through, we each only want to get our job done. We, being unable to soar as eagles, are merely praying not to faint in our walk.

God's not done yet.

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