Friday, March 26, 2010

Invitation to the Thirsty.

What are you thirsty for?
Fame? Fortune? Health? Peace? Love without pain?
What might it be?
I have been "sitting" this week in Isaiah - and feel the need to share this with you.
If you are thirsty - here is the answer! HE is the answer!
Isaiah 55
1. "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters:
and you who have no money, come, buy, and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
2. Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
3. Give ear and come to me;
hear me, that your soul may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faitful love promised to David.
4. See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
a leader and commander of the peoples.
5. Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations that do not know you
will hasten to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel,
for he has endowed you with splendor.
6. Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
7. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
8. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,"
declares the LORD.
9. "As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thougths higher than your thoughts.
10. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return to it
without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11. so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose
for which I sent it.
12. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
13. Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be the LORD's renown,
for an everlasting sign,
which will not be destroyed."
Dear Father God,
Bless those reading Your words today -
may they see You; may they grow deeper in love with You than ever before.
You are an awesome God.
We do not understand Your ways,
but Lord, we know that You will accomplish what You need to -
in our lives and on this earth.
Thank You for Your unfailing love, for Your compassion, for Your peace.
May we hear you today!
In His name,

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