It looks like I may miss church again tomorrow, and that makes me sad. I really feel a difference in my spirit when I miss out on corporate worship. I hope we’ll be able to worship together as a family…the Lord is here with me, and I can worship him with all my heart, right here, right now.
I wish I could travel back in time and hear Isaiah up close and personal. He was so bold in his pronouncements…and to know what I know now, about the conception and birth of Jesus, when Isaiah predicted by the word of the Lord that God would send a sign…the virgin would be with child! It took hundreds of years from the time God gave Isaiah these words until their fulfillment.
In the meantime, we live in a topsy turvy world, where moral values are seen as narrow-mindedness at best and criminal at worst. In a way, I do fear what will become of life as we know it. When I read the “woes” from Isaiah, I tremble a bit inside and pray even harder for our nation…for the people out there who are clueless, and for those who are hostile to the gospel…because a whole bag of woe is on the way for those who:
Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.