Thursday, December 20, 2007

Midweek vespers homily

Yesterday evening, the text being Isaiah 8:11-22, especially vv. 16-17, I heard another excellent homily. Here are the notes:

"Make way for a God who is hiding" = Advent in a nutshell. In the reading, because Israel used "mediums and necromancers"--signs from the dead--God hid Himself from them. We do, too: we trust in our possessions. However, we ought to turn to the true signs in God's Word (chs. 7, 9, 11, 53) for the real truth. It has promise enough for us.

"To the teaching [Torah] and to the testimony [lit. to repeat]!" We're doing this tonight--letting God's Word fill our imaginations, rather than our own thoughts. [The music for the service included six songs from the Taize community.]


WomanHonorThyself said...

always beautiful to be inspired hun..thank u!

Right Truth said...

Hannah J, thanks for visiting Right Truth and adding me to your blogroll. I will do the same.

Putting our faith in earthly things can never lead us to God and they will always let us down. Only God is true and faithful. Only the treasures we lay up in Heaven are lasting.

Beautiful thoughts and I truly believe.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth