Year of Scripture – Day 215

Readings for: 
Saturday, August 3: Isaiah 28 – 30

Chapter 29 is a wonderful reminder of what God’s people can do, when filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. Its like an Old Testament of Philippians 4:13:

“I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.”

Filled with the awe of God: Isaiah tells us:

The meek shall obtain fresh join the Lord,
and the neediest people shall exult in the Holy On of Israel.
For the tyrant shall be no more,and the scoffer shall cease to be
All those alert to do evil shall be cut off .

Isaiah 29:19-20

Fitting words this morning as we wake to hear of two mass shootings, one in Dayton and one in El Paso. We need a world full of God’s Spirit. We need a world where all evil things are cut off. We need a world where the tyrant is no more. We need a world where the meek can inherit the earth. While we need all that, knowing that you and I are filled with the power and Spirit of God, remember that you and I are agents of change in a world that seems desperate for peace.

God’s Blessings and our heart felt prayers for those in Ohio and Texas!
Pastor Bailey

Readings for the next few days: 
Sunday, August 4: Isaiah 31 – 35
Monday, August 5: Isaiah 36 – 41
Tuesday, August 6: Isaiah 42 – 44
Wednesday, August 7: Isaiah 45 – 48

PS: Today I begin my journey to the ELCA Churchwide Assembly. I hope to keep up to date on my blog, however we have many long days of planning the mission, vision, and future of the church. Please keep us in your prayers as we travel, worship, reflect, and go about the business of the greater church.

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