Wednesday, March 17, 2021
An excerpt from Isaiah 60:19 (NRSV):
The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you by night; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.
Reflection from Scott Hamilton:
The prophet Isaiah’s words offer a road map to lead your life. His message offers hope, renewal, faith, judgment and salvation, to name a few. This passage looks rather bleak yet it foretells that you are not alone, that God is there to support and guide your path. Personally, this feeling has happened where God’s support shown light when darkness prevailed during a long stretch of unemployment and financial strain. Looking back, it’s really clear to me that God’s light was in the hearts of family, friends and many others to help us survive that difficult time.
Photograph by Dan Nicholas
For further study and prayer, the readings assigned for today are:
Psalm 107:1-16; Isaiah 60:15-22; John 8:12-20
“My Song in the Night"
arr. Paul Christiansen
“Unto Thee, O Lord in affliction I call,
My comfort by day and my song
in the night.
O why should I wander, an alien from Thee,
Or cry in the desert Thy face to see,
My comfort and joy, my souls’ delight,
O Jesus my Savior, my song in the night.”
Tags: Lent 2021