Week 30   Day 7

 

 

our life is such a mixture 

of good news and bad news 

 

the bad news seems to dominate 

the good news seems like a footnote 

 

we are conditioned to anticipate the awful 

we are trained to contemplate the terrible 

 

            we are ready to look for it 

            we are prepared to hear it 

 

but the scripture give us another perspective 

it tells us there is good news 

 

not that the good has arrived totally 

not that heaven is already here 

 

but that the process has begun 

and that which is to be is on the way 

 

            how simple are the words 

            how profound their meaning 

 

"the spirit of the Lord God is upon me,

because the Lord has anointed me 

to bring good tidings to the afflicted. . .  

to bind up the brokenhearted. . .

to proclaim liberty to the captives. . .

to comfort all who mourn. . ." 

 

in the midst of the bad news there is 

the good news that is breaking in 

the healing that is taking place 

the freedom that is opening up

the comfort that is coming forth

 

                                                                     ---rus

 

 

 

                              GOD IS STILL CREATING
    Heaven is a place where everyone has a happy face.
                                     Isaiah 61, 65 & 66

 

     1"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; He has anointed me

To preach good tidings to the poor; to heal the brokenhearted,

To proclaim liberty to the captives and to those who are bound,

2To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,

To comfort all who mourn, 3to console those who mourn in Zion,

To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning,

The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;

That they may be called trees of righteousness,

The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

    17"Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;

The former shall not be remembered or come to mind.

18Be glad and rejoice forever in what I create;

Behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem and joy in My people,

The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her.

     20"No more shall an infant live but a few days,

Nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days;

For the child shall die one hundred years old,

But the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed.

22They shall not build and another inhabit; plant and another eat.

As the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people,

And My elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

23They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth children for trouble;

For they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord.

     24"It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer.

While they are still speaking, I will hear.

25The wolf and the lamb shall feed together;

The lion shall eat straw like the ox.  They shall not hurt

Nor destroy in all My holy mountain," says the Lord.

     18"I will gather all nations and tongues; they shall

come and see My glory.  19They shall declare My glory

among the Gentiles.  20They shall bring all your brethren

for an offering to the Lord out of all nations, on horses

and in chariots and in litters, on mules and on camels,

to My holy mountain Jerusalem.  21 I will also take

some of them for priests and Levites," says the Lord.

     22"As the new heavens remain before Me, so shall your
descendants and your name remain.  23 It shall
come to pass
that all flesh shall come to worship before
Me," says the Lord.
             This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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