Isaiah 3: 1-8, 38: 21-22... Hezekiah's illness and healing. Hezekiah prayers "Please Lord, remember how I have waked before You faithfully and wholeheartedly, and have done what is good in Your sight. And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah. "Go and tell Hezekiah that this is what the Lord God of your ancestors David says; I have heard your prayers; I have seen your tears. Look I am going to add 15 years to your life. And I Will deliver you and this city from the hand of King Assyria; I will defend this city.
Isaiah 38: 9-20 Hezekiah is thankful. 19. The living only the living can thank You, as I do today; a father will make Your faithfulness known to children
The Lord will save me; we will play stringed instruments all the days of our lives at the house of the Lord.
Isaiah 40: 1-9 Words of hope.A voice of one crying out; Prepare the way of the Lord in the wilderness: make straight highway for our God in the desert....9 Zion, herald of good news, go up on a high mountain. Jerusalem, herald of good news, raise your voice loudly. Raise it, do not be afraid! Say to the cities of Judah, Here is your God!.
Isaiah 40: 10-11 God's care and protection... See, the Lord God comes with strength, and His power establishes His rule. His reward is with Him, and His gifts accompany Him. He protects His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in His arms. and carries them in the fold of His garment.
Isaiah 40: 12-26 Israel's incomparable God. 21 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not considered the foundations for the earth? God is enthroned above the circle of the earth.
Isaiah 40: 27-31 God reassures His people. King James version.
28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 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 41: 1-20 Good's promise to Israel. 13....For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand and say to you DO NOT FEAR.\, I WILL HELP YOU!. Your Redeemer is the Holy one of Israel.
Isaiah 41; 21-29 The Lord's challenge.
Been to Church today and a gentleman sang at church "On eagles wings" by Michael Joncas.
Is this a coincidence with today's readings or is it God's hand for today's teaching. I say the latter. It just shows you how God directs our paths and makes them straight when we let the word be a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.