Saturday, September 7, 2013
...My people have gone into captivity because they have no knowledge. Their honorable are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst...
It is Your Bread of Life, O God, that nourishes our Spirits, but we have burned the Book so to speak... we have enlarged ourselves in pomp and van glory-seeking, building towers of Babel that are destined to fall to the ground, like Jericho, like the Temple. You warn us, You blast sounds from the trumpet that the lambs might feed in Your pasture, refreshed by Your Living Waters, revived by Your Daily Bread. But no, instead we refuse Your Hand offering nourishment, encouragement and edification, rebuffing You.
Instead we call evil good and good evil, putting darkness for light and light for darkness; instead we are wise in our own eyes and prudent in our own sight. We merrily reject You, O LORD of hosts! And also, we despise Your Word, the spiritual food for which we yearn. You weep for us, O Holy One.
As You told us from the beginning,Your people perish for lack of knowledge. Yet for all this, Your Hand is stretched toward us still. You will lift up a banner to the nations from afar and will whistle from the ends of the earth.
This posting is based on Isaiah 5-6; the photograph above is from a Facebook page called Live Life in Color.