Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 24:1-16a, Psalm 21, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 Isaiah 24:1-16a 1See, the Lord is going to lay waste the earth and devastate it; he will ruin its face and scatter its inhabitants – 2it will be the same for priest as for people, for the master as for his servant, for the
Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12 Isaiah 11:1-10 1A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and
Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, John 1:19-28 Psalms 72:1-7 Of Solomon. 1Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. 2May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice. 3May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit
Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 30:19-26, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Acts 13:16-25 Isaiah 30:19-26 19People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. 20Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and
Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 4:2-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Acts 1:12-17, 21-26 Psalms 72:1-7 Of Solomon. 1Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. 2May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice. 3May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the
Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 54:1-10, Psalm 124, Matthew 24:23-35 Isaiah 54:1-10 1‘Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labour; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,’ says the Lord.2‘Enlarge the
The God of Rewrites. “I don't know, but they did it. They've done it before and they did it tonight and they'll do it again and when they do it—seems that only children weep," I hear these words spoken from the backstage, where I stand, waiting in the wings for my next cue.
Emotions Transposed. In the sparkly season of Christmas, I often feel out of sync when life is stressful or dark or just full of emotions. I know that Christmas can be full of happiness for many people, but sometimes I just feel the pressure to do Christmas “right” when I can’t muster up the requisite joy on my own.
An Invitation to an Unlikely Christmas Feast. Today’s reading in Isaiah is such a clear picture of a world I want to be a part of. Isaiah invites us to imagine a future in which God’s reign is at the centre of our world. A future where God’s judgment, true and just, begins to settle the disputes of many peoples.
Tomorrow is the beginning of Advent. Here on the New Leaf Blog, we are going to be journeying through Advent together with writers from across Canada. The New Leaf Network is a Canadian network spread across this northern country. We are people grappling with the reality of darkness