Bible Leads: Isaiah 43:16-21

TEXT

Thus says the Lord,
who makes a way in the sea,
a path in the mighty waters,
who brings out chariot and horse,
army and warrior;
they lie down, they cannot rise,
they are extinguished, quenched like a wick:
Do not remember the former things,
or consider the things of old.
I am about to do a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
The wild animals will honour me,
the jackals and the ostriches;
for I give water in the wilderness,
rivers in the desert,
to give drink to my chosen people,
the people whom I formed for myself
so that they might declare my praise.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS

  1. In what ways is God still speaking to us?
  2. What earthly matter does God want to reverse (ala rivers in the desert)?
  3. What does it mean for modern humanity that God’s vision also matters to wild animals?
  4. What does it mean that God has created humanity to “declare [God’s] praise”?

IMAGE

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SOUNDTRACK

  1. Pirate Dial, by M Ward
  2. Watershed, by The Indigo Girls
  3. Cold Desert, by Kings of Leon
  4. Someone New, by Hozier
  5. Legend in My Living Room, by Annie Lennox
  6. Burying Song, by Hem
  7. Now, by Days of the New
  8. Helplessly Hoping, by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
  9. Wooden Ships, by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
  10. Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom Op. 31: 10. “Tebe poem” (We Praise Thee), by Sergei Rachmaninoff

HAIKU

Fresh, flowing
from the heart of God
to save us.

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