It may not have escaped your notice . . .

. . . that the passages we have looked at during our journey through the Book of Isaiah have been unashamedly positive. It is a wonderful book that straddles a period of time in Israel’s history when they moved from despair to hope and from hope to cusp of returning.

This morning the text invites us to not just anticipate the return, but to celebrate the homecoming and all that God has in store for us. And in a different way, we will be celebrating in the evening as well, as we share communion together and consider these symbols of bread and wine.


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