Isaiah 43:16-21 – I Give Water in the Wilderness

16Thus says the LORD,

who makes a way in the sea,

a path in the mighty waters,

17who brings out chariot and horse,

army and warrior;

they lie down, they cannot rise,

they are extinguished, quenched like a wick:

18Do not remember the former things,

or consider the things of old.

19I am about to do a new thing;

now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?

I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

20The wild animals will honor me,

the jackals and the ostriches;

for I give water in the wilderness,

rivers in the desert,

to give drink to my chosen people,

21the people whom I formed for myself

so that they might declare my praise.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying close attention to the deep breath.
  • Bring your attention to your journey in the wilderness today.
  • It is a new day, and God is doing a new thing.
  • Look for what is new in the wilderness today.
  • What is significant about the newness?
  • How is god providing the water to sustain you?
  • What is God’s message for you?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, April, 2019, the Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year C)

  • Isaiah 43:16-21
  • Psalm 126
  • Philippians 3:4b-14
  • John 12:1-8

(c) 2019 The Rev. Dr. Lil Smith, DASD.  Permission to use in not-for-profit settings.  Please give credit to author.

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