Monday 10 December 2018
Isaiah 35:1-10. Psalm 84(85):9-14. Luke 5:17-26.
Our God will come to save us! – Psalm 84(85):9-14.
‘They glorified God and were filled with awe.’
The joy of the paralysed man who was cured and the awe experienced by those who witnessed it are echoes of the joy and wonder of God’s work described in Isaiah. With Jesus’ touch, the paralysed man rejoices and blooms just as more than 12,000 wildflower species brighten the arid regions of Western Australia for six months of the year. Isaiah promises that with the power of God the blind will see, the deaf hear, and the lame jump like a deer. Likewise, the faith of the disabled man and his friends, which represents the power of God acting within them and recognised by Jesus, led to his cure.