Tuesday, August 6: Isaiah 42 – 44
Wednesday, August 7: Isaiah 45 – 48
Today, I’m going to turn our attention back to our friends at thebibleproject.com for their second video explanation of Isaiah:
As I enjoy this opportunity to serve the greater church at our Churchwide Assembly, some themes that Isaiah brings to light that seem fitting. “I am about to do a new thing” (Isaiah 43: 19), “Do not be afraid, for I am with you.” (Isaiah 41:10), and the reoccurring image of being shards of clay. Let us remember that as people of God, we are fragile and molded like clay, and empowered to go out into the world. To speak and serve boldly as Jesus’ disciples, and to be a servant to the least of those among us. Together may we set aside our fears to go and do a new thing, as we work and witness in the world around us.
Readings for the next few days:
Thursday, August 8: Isaiah 49 – 53
Friday, August 9: Isaiah 54 – 58
Saturday, August 10: Isaiah 59 – 63
Sunday, August 11: Isaiah 64 – 66
The order of business for our Churchwide Assembly for Tuesday and Wednesday has bee busy. Time has been spent introducing the Social Statement on “Faith, Sexism, and Justice” as well as the “Declaration of Inter-Religious Commitment.” Both of these will be voted on later in the week. Our biggest news and accomplishment came in the reelection of Bishop Elizabeth Eaton on the first ballot as Presiding Bishop. May God’s blessings be upon her as she continues to faithfully lead this church.