Saturday, November 24, 2007

Isaiah 40

So now Timmy is in the hospital; he has bronchiolitis. "Bronchiolitis is a common illness of the respiratory tract caused by an infection that affects the tiny airways, called the bronchioles, that lead to the lungs. As these airways become inflamed, they swell and fill with mucus, making breathing difficult." I love how that last sentence sounded so technical, to bad I didn't write it. John was not as bad this morning, but he seems to have gotten worse. Dad says we will take him in Monday. Its a little scary listening to your little brother wheezing and coughing all day; John says to my dad "I will be better tomorrow, you have to pray for me daddy".

Chelsea slept over last night and that is why I didn't post to much. We watched National Treasure and then went to bed. I am so tired. I played monopoly with Chelsea for four hours before we called it a tie. I owned half the board, and she owned the other half. I got to go to jail five or six times, then I finally got past that spot and landed on community chest and got the "go to jail, go directly to jail, do not past go do not collect $200". So I went back to jail, rolled three times, paid to get out and landed on chance. I picked up a card and it was, yeah you guessed it. Back to jail.

I really like Isaiah 40, here is the last verses.

21. Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

22. It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

23. That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

24. Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

25. To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.

26. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.

27. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?

28. Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

29. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

30. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

31. But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Something about the "Haven't you known? Didn't you here? Hasn't it been told to you since the beginning? Haven't you understood from the foundations of the earth?" sticks in my mind. I don't know why.


Prudence said...

I needed to read that Isaiah passage again. With all that goes on in my life, when I am weary, I need to be reminded of God's magesty and power and also how miniscule humanity is. Not.. "I am man; listen to me roar!!" There are days ahead in eternity when we shall run and not be weary, walk and not faint.
Yawn... bedtime is soon and I am not done for the day. lol

Prudence said...

I saw Timmy and he wasn't too thrilled with his oxygen/ventolin (sp?) mask. He was a bit anxious when the nurse showed up to take his vital signs. No needles to poke him this time just the one taped to his arm. He was thirsty and had a good drink before I left. He likes his "get well" balloon and learned how to flip it off the straw that holds it up. (Wallyworld balloon from the checkouts) He had some toys from the playroom in his crib.

gogeph said...

I remember when phil was teaching sunday school class, he talked about, I think it was in Corinthians, where paul said to the corinthians "What" twice and phil emphasized and it sounded funny. we talked about it for a while, it was pretty funny. talk to elijah he knows about it too.

gogeph said...

Isaiah is one of my favoite songs to sing, and it talks about running, so God keeps me on my feet. not on my face when running. spiriture and physical.

sarah said...

I always have to remember "they that wait upon the Lord..." I am always trying to run a head in my plan, and I need to wait. I am so impatient...

Cathy said...

Since everyone else has been spiritual enough to comment on the Isaiah part of your post, it seems inappropriate for me to laugh out loud about the going to jail part.

I am really tired, Sarah, and you know what I'm like when I get hysterical. That's where I am right now.

But I like Isaiah 40, too.

Cathy said...

Okay, now I have a spiritual comment. The "have you not heard" part reminds me of what we would say in modern English, "Weren't you listening? Don't you get it yet? Who are you talking to, anyway? Is your faith so puny that you don't get that I, the great Creator God, who can give each of the kazillion stars its own name, can care and provide for you?"

Your dad and I were talking about the sovereign providence of God regarding Timmy and John as we drove to Ottawa yesterday. He told me about Chris's message in youth group about "Count it all joy" and how as Christians we can have that underlying peace, joy, hope that only God gives. No matter what "happens" in our lives, our souls are content and at rest, knowing that God has everything under control

It's the worrywort Christians to whom Isaiah says, "Don't you get it yet?"