Lenten Meditation 14, March 14

Tuesday, March 14

Psalm 128
Isaiah 65:17-25
Romans 4:6-13

by Bonnie McPherson

Isaiah 65:17-25

This set of verses bring such comfort as we see inequity, pain and suffering, and intolerance all around us. Hearing God’s promise to us that he will create a “new heavens and a new earth, and that the former things will pass away and will not be remembered” brings such peace. But if you read the preceding verses, it talks about a “nation that did not call on my name”, “a obstinate people who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations “, and states that he will measure into their laps the full payment for their former deeds”. I don’t believe that God intends for us to sit idly by and wait for these promises, but to be an active participant in doing what we can, speaking up against intolerance and inequity, showing by our words and DEEDs that we are God’s people, but reassuring us that we are never alone when we walk with him, and that in his time “they will neither harm nor destroy on his holy mountain”.
Jesus followers ROCK! Praise be to God!