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Monday March 13th Isaiah 42 : 1-4
Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.
He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street;
A bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench;
He will faithfully bring forth justice
He will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established justice in the earth;
And the coastlands wait for his teaching.
It was a dark time for God's people. Everything seemed to have gone wrong — and where was God in it all? And then came these words, speaking so clearly to a people in need of comfort, hope and a sense of purpose. They were not abandoned, not without hope, because "Here is my Servant" — full of compassion and faithfulness, full of the Holy Spirit, and with a heart for justice.
Three times in these four verses, God speaks of justice — and that brings hope, not just for those first listeners, but for us too. Because often it seems that we too live in dark times — in an uncertain world filled with war, greed, poverty and distress. Where is God, some might ask. So we too need to hear God say "Here is my Servant"; to see his heart for justice, and find in him both hope and purpose.
Thank you, O my Father, for giving us your Son, and leaving your Spirit 'til the work on earth is done.
Fill us with the Spirit that fills your Servant, and send us out into this hurting world with your heart for justice, so that we too can be bringers of hope.
Sue Barclay Baptist Minister

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