On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear. And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all nations; he will swallow up death forever. Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
Food For Thought:
The line that stands out to me in this passage of Scripture is “This is the Lord for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” When you think about the Israelites, the word patience comes to mind. They waited a long time to be delivered from Egyptian enslavement and delivered into their holy land. Think about waiting. Is there something that you have waited for a long time and received? Is there something that you are still waiting for? Is there something that you have waited for and never received?
Living God, long ago, faithful disciples proclaimed the good news of Jesus’ resurrection, and the world was changed forever. Teach us to keep faith with them, that our witness may be as bold, our love as deep, and our faith as true. Amen.