Monday, September 14, 2020
Rock on With the Wonders of Light
The Light of Christ
Isaiah 41: 14-16
Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you insect Israel! I will help you, says the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel. 15 Now, I will make of you a threshing-sledge, sharp, new, and having teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and crush them, and you shall make the hills like chaff. You shall winnow them and the wind shall carry them away, and the tempest shall scatter them. Then you shall rejoice in the Lord; in the Holy One of Israel you shall glory.
More than that [i.e. having been reconciled, we will be saved by Christ’s life] we even boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Words of Grace For Today
Worm Jacob and Insect Israel, judging the mountains!
Jesus reconciling wretched sinners, so that we can boast of the mighty sacrificial love of God.
When we know our place, there is no joy in threshing, crushing, and scattering the mountains and our enemies.
There is only boasting in what God has done for us through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Who can give us life?
There is no life in judging others, especially not for what you have done yourself in order to make yourself appear better than you are. Worms and insects abound and do not make good judges.
Doch, to receive reconciliation, that is to receive as a gift that everything between us and God is made right, not by our own feeble and futile efforts, but by God’s own miraculous work through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Now that is a gift that keeps on giving every minute right into eternity.
Now every day, the simplest visions of light, colour and hope spread God’s glory before us to be seen, acknowledged and celebrated.
We may be mere worms and insects, doch through God’s own will and work we are made to be saints, bearers of God’s blessings of light and grace for all the world.
Shine Jesus shine, in us and through us.
Let Jesus wonders be scattered throughout the universe.
Let us remember the marvellous light of Christ, even on cloudy days when it rains, even when Covid 19 still runs rampant, aided by fools and deniers and ‘I’m done’rs’.
Because God has made everything right between us and God, the our lives are made right in every way. Challenges become opportunities to share God’s grace, in our mundane tasks and among our enemies that work to kill us.