Friday, December 14, 2012
If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
(Isaiah 58:6-12, NIV)
Look at all that God promises those who work to end injustice – a light to the darkness, satisfaction, strength, plenty, honor – wow! God takes seriously how His people respond to the brokenhearted, oppressed, and needy. Don’t miss the blessings in store when you use your talents, time, and resources to serve in the way that God has commanded.
Prayer focus – Tomorrow is the big day. Pray for all of the workers involved in “A Colony Family Christmas.” We are nervous with anticipation, and we have so many unknown variables. We don’t know how many will attend, what the demographics will be, and if we have prepared too much or too little. Pray that we will be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s nudges, and that we can be flexible if our plans need to change at the last minute.