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Sunday Scripture Reflection: Isaiah 64:1-9

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

On this First Sunday of Advent, we will reflect on the words of the prophet Isaiah to the people of God, exhorting them with a message of hope. Isaiah speaks the truth of the difficulties of life, yet powerfully prophesies of the mighty acts of God and how God's saving grace is always a source of power that should give us confidence and hope in the future.

Our Scripture passage is found in the Book of the prophet Isaiah. The Scripture passage may be found by following this link: (Isaiah 64:1-9).

For continuing study, reflect on these questions (found in the study guide below):

  • After reading the "WHAT..." paragraph in the guide below, reflect on the last sentence, "God, thus, is bound to act." and consider moments in your life when you felt the presence of God and ask..."how will God act in my life?"

  • After reading the "WHERE..." paragraph below, consider the author's statement, "Christ comes to reveal the power of the powerless..." - what small acts of grace have you discovered in your life, where Christ is present? And how might these moments be acts of redemption for the broken-hearted?

  • After reading the "SO WHAT..." paragraph below, reflect how you might find "tiny ways" to open your broken heart to the healing grace of God; and what might give you the courage to open your heart and be vulnerable?

  • After reading the "NOW WHAT..." paragraph below, consider how you might live through the season of Advent in a way that helps you to cultivate an attentiveness to the presence of God, already among us.

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