Between the Lines: Epiphany 5: February 5, 2012

Text: Isaiah 40:21-31

but those who wait for the Lord
shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.

The Runner.

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What do you know about running and growing weary? About walking so long and far that you feel faint? How in your life are you experiencing such things these days? Where are you running? After what? Away from what? What are symptoms that such running is wearing you down and causing you to grow weary? Where are you walking? Headed where for what? When along the way do you feel faint? What do you suppose is meant by “waiting for the Lord”? How might one do such waiting? Wait rather than what? When was the last time you waited for anyone or anything? What might you do to experiment with “waiting for the Lord” in terms of prayer and meditation, working and playing, giving and receiving, winning and losing, doing and being? The promise is that it will renew your strength and that you will mount up with wings like an eagle. Consider the possibility rather than running and walking through your days as usual.

– Bill Dols

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