Hi friends! Today we begin our journey through the third and final Isaiah. The tone here is immediately more hopeful than even second Isaiah, and that's because this is written at the end of the exile while King Cyrus of Persia comes to the rescue, looking back on the situation. When the author says "Jerusalem you will no longer be forgotten" s/he isn't writing about some long hope but rather talking as the bricks are being laid. You'll see what I mean, let's jump into the text!
Scripture to Read
Questions to Consider
What does this teach me about God?
What does this teach me about humanity?
What does this teach me about hope and despair?
How does this text reveal the character of Jesus?
Lord, help me seek your heart this day and make it my own. A strong heart of courage, a tender heart of mercy, a steady heart of compassion. In your mercy I pray, Amen.
Sorry, no hymn today! Couldn't find the lyrics online anywhere :(