Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces

This is from today's Daily Office readings and fits what I feel today, and I leave it with you today:
Isaiah 25:6-9
On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-matured wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-matured wines strained clear.
And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all nations; he will swallow up death for ever.
Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

2 comments:

shadowlands said...

I have this quote from scripture on my blog sidebar:

"Psa 56:8 You number my wanderings. You put my tears into your bottle. Aren't they in your book?"

He is with you, tangibly, as you mourn the loss of your friend. I will remember you especially in prayer today. I'm off to the hills of Derbyshire for an overnight stop, so I'll be closer to heaven, when I pray.

The Rev. James Richardson said...

Dear Shadowlands,
You are very kind. Thanks for the prayers. I much appreciate them and your comments.
--Jim