- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Isaiah 63
God’s day of vengeance and Redemption.
Chapter 63 is divided into two parts; oracle of God’s wrath and vengeance, and oracle of praise and prayer.
Prophetic voice begins with “I”, who is almighty God, speaking in righteousness. Poetic description of robe in red represents divine wrath and the blood of vengeance for the salvation of God’s people. God himself wear the red robe so that God’s redemption can come. This description in red robe parallel to the blood of Christ on the Cross. He died for the redemption of all.
Full emotional expression of compassion, complains, and pleading is their spiritual state in a form of prayer. (v.17). Recalling the history of long ago, Abraham, Moses, Exodus is connected to their current suffering in exile, and it bring them to prayer asking God’s mercy.
Our reflection on this chapter lead us to this question, “What does this prayer tell you about emotional state during tough time of COVID 19, and lead you to form your own prayer?
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?