Tuesday of the first week of Lent
“An invitation to Grace” is the heading in the Study Bible that precedes the verses for today.
Isaiah 55: 10-11 says, “Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down And do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, Giving seed to the one who sows and bread to the one who eats, So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.”
Read it over again, let it sink in…
This is truly an invitation to Grace. God asks us to listen to his word, and take it into our hearts. He wants us to ponder it, and see what strikes us, at this minute on this day.
That is all I am doing each day with you. I take the word of God in, and listen intently what I hear. If you are struck by the same words, how nice! If when you read my reflection, you disagree, even better! God is sending you a different message.
“It shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.”
Something is supposed to happen within us when we hear God’s word. The verse implies that after receiving the message, some action must take place.
What is God calling us to today? What is his will for you?