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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Are you tired, worn out?

There are answers to your fatigue - in creation....
Isaiah 40 28-29 says: "Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
he gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless."

Walter Brueggemann comments as follows: “Creation not only works for the powerful, the mighty, and the knowledgeable. It works as well for the faint, the powerless, the hopeless and the worthless. It works by giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater. It works so that strength is renewed. It is creation that precludes weariness and faintness, and invites walking, running and flying.

Evangelical concern may derivatively raise the issue of our terrible disorderedness that issues in unseemly anxiety and in inescapable fatigue. It is a good question to raise in a local parish; Why so driven, so insatiable, so restless? The answer, in this doxological tradition, is that our lives are driven because we are seriously at variance from God's gracious food-giving program.

And where there is a variance and a refusal to trust: youth are faint and weary,
the young are exhausted,and there is little liberated flying or exhilarated running. (Isaiah 40.30)”

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