Blog for Sunday 9 September

Isaiah speaks of HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS.   Like Ezekiel, Isaiah looks forward to a time when the presence of God will be truly felt and acknowledged among His people.  When God visits us, He kindles hope where there is no hope; waters will break forth in the desert; the blind, the lame and the dumb will be restored.  With God no condition is hopeless.  We need this reassuring faith to enable us to confront the gloom which often hangs over our world. 

Humans need not be dominated by misery, poor health, poverty and hunger. 

May we be encouraged to know that, relying on the power of God, we can work to eradicate human misery in our world.

† Heavenly Father, grant us the courage and determination to work for a better world, free of misery and want.