Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Advent Beauty

PEACE
LIGHT
JUSTICE
SAFETY
TRUTH
SALVATION

Once again, the readings today are full of hopefulness and beauty.  Isaiah reminds us of creation, of God's role in setting the world aright, designing it with beauty and for our benefit.

I am the LORD, there is no other.

John asks the question: "Are you the one who is to come, or should we look to another?" and Jesus answers by curing illnesses, making the blind see, and healing all sorts of sufferings.  (Isaiah answers, too, with "I am the LORD, and there is no other!")

Let us seek healing from God, for all that ails ourselves and the world we live in--injustice, lack of peace, depression, poverty, illness, grief, any of those things that wound us.   Our needs will be met by the Creator God who sets the world back on track for us.

Turn to me and be safe,
all you ends of the earth,
for I am God; there is no other!

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