Monday, March 05, 2007

Lent Day 11: Water

First, an explanation about the anomalies in the titles of posts. Yesterday was day 12 and today is day 12... huh??? I realized this morning that I have been counting the Sundays, which, if I do that, will result in a 46 day Lent. And we cannot have that. So... today is day 11.

We are going to be all about water this week. I am preaching next Sunday on the passage from Isaiah that melts me, makes me swoon, makes me remember, again and again, who and what it is in which I profess my faith:

Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. See, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. See, you shall call nations that you do not know, and nations that do not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.

Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their thoughts; let them return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
~ Isaiah 55:1-9

Everybody-- everybody-- into the pool.

Photo courtesy of Flickr and a06987.


more cows than people said...

This is my text for this week too. Thanks for reminding me that I already figured that out. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed this first day back from study leave. Haven't managed to start sermon study yet though that REALLY needs to happen. Thanks for getting me started. If you want to share insights on this passage at any point this week, please feel free!

how did yesterday go?

esperanza said...

Ooh, good. I'm preaching that Isaiah text too. I can't wait to read your reflections.

Magdalene6127 said...

More Cows, it went well. We had quite a few visitors... felt great!

Welcome back.


Magdalene6127 said...

esperanza, I look forward to our sharing our ideas this week!