It is so easy to get bogged down with the anxieties of life that we experi- ence. Sickness, divisions among people, death of loved ones, struggles in our relationships, and struggles in our professional life. All these things and more can really weigh our hearts down. Often times it’s our faith that we cling to when these moments just seem so overwhelming for us. This is why I love this ﬁrst reading so much from Isaiah; he speaks to e very hope that people of faith have in their hearts.
Our ﬁrst reading from Isaiah is perhaps one of the most beautiful passages in all of Scriptures. The prophet Isaiah speaks very eloquently of the very hope that all people of faith have. Deep down inside we hope that God himself will wipe out all fears, all distress, death, divisions, everything bad we can think of. Our hope, rooted in the promise of everlasting life in heaven, is that life gets much, much better than what we are experiencing right now. So yes I think it’s a very good thing for us to echo this hope that God will provide for all His people, that He will destroy the veil that covers all people, that He will destroy death forever, that He will wipe away every one of our tears, and we too, founded in this hope, rejoice in the God who saves us.
Let us REJOICE!!
St Alexander... pray for us
God Bless, Fr Mark