Day 1: Isaiah 40:1-11
Day 2: Isaiah 40:12-20
Day 3: Isaiah 40:21-31
Day 4: Mark 1:1-9
Day 5: Mark 1:10-15
Day 6: II Peter 3:1-10
Day 7: II Peter 3:11-18
“Comfort, o comfort my people,” I think we could all use some comfort during this season.
We bought a bunch of house plants at the end of September, we have shelves full of books, hundreds of bags of tea, and what seems like an endless supply of blankets (thanks mom!). Our home is full of comfort, as I’m sure many of our homes are, but I don’t think the writer of this section of Isaiah is talking about material comforts.
This part of Isaiah was written after Jerusalem fell to the Babylonian Empire. The people weren’t concerned about house plants…they needed comfort for their souls. They needed a reminder that God would not only deliver them in the future, but also that God was currently abiding with them.
I think that’s a reminder we could all use this season. Faith in our constant abiding God is the key to our comfort.
1. Where do you see God abiding with you this season?
2. Where do you see God abiding with al of creation this season?
O Key of David,
opening the gates of God’s eternal Kingdom:
come and free the prisoners of darkness!