Monday Musings

He Who Formed You

“But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine’” (Isaiah 44:1-2). Isaiah is in many ways a bipolar book. The prophet bounces between dire predictions of doom to glorious ecstasy… Continue reading He Who Formed You

Monday Musings

Strengthened Faith

“‘So now, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone are the LORD’” (Isaiah 37:20). Isaiah ministered in Judah throughout the reigns of several kings, one of whom was Hezekiah. During Hezekiah’s rule, the king of Assyria came up against Judah and… Continue reading Strengthened Faith

Monday Musings

This Is Our God

"It will be said on that day, 'Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation'" (Isaiah 25:9). One of Isaiah's favorite themes is the time when God will finally bring… Continue reading This Is Our God

Monday Musings

Purified for Service

“And I said, ‘Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!’” (Isaiah 6:5). The prophet Isaiah had one of the coolest experiences with God that’s… Continue reading Purified for Service

Of Fairy-Tales and the Father

Shasta and the Presence of God

      The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis follows the adventures of Shasta, a boy who grew up as a Calormene slave but comes to realize that his heart truly lies in the Northern lands, one of which is Narnia. With the help of a Talking Horse named Bree, who has also been… Continue reading Shasta and the Presence of God