Wednesday 13 December 2023

About Today Readings

St Lucy

Isaiah 40:25–31. O bless the Lord, my soul – Psalm 102(103):1–4, 8, 10. Matthew 11:28–30.

God is with us, always

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God . . . those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. God can sometimes seem far from us, up in the heavens, and we complain that God does not see us or disregards us. Isaiah encourages us that God does not grow tired or weary, and gives strength to those who place their hope in God. Indeed, Isaiah says we will run and not grow weary, we will walk and not be faint. This can be hard to believe sometimes, as we are faced with the risk of homelessness, rising costs of living, family pressures, health challenges, and it can all seem like it is just too much to bear on our own. While God does not promise to take away the pain, God does promise to never leave us and to be with us always. In God’s presence, we can find small moments of respite, of courage and strength to start anew.

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