When God Seems Far Away

Monday, December 24, 2012

Isaiah 59:1-15a

Are you tempted to give up on God, saying to yourself: “He just doesn’t hear me?” Take the first verse to heart. Repeat it often until the power of its truth loosens comfort and joy within you.

Someone once said; “If God seems far away, guess who moved?” Verse 2 echoes this truth. Isaiah provokes and incites with his images, confronting us with the full awareness that sinful behavior places barriers that separate us from the Lord. Each of us is responsible for this separation.

Habits that break communion with the Lord tend to progress into circles that become more and more vicious. Isolation is the outcome. This Advent prophet will shake your foundations until you are resting only in the Lord Jesus who is about to come.

The Reading for Today


Daily Bible Breaths


Version for Children and Families

This is the Fourth Week in Advent, Year C
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets. We read Isaiah in season of Advent to Epiphany.

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