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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Isaiah 35:4-6

"Say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.  Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert."

 Are these not the things that happened when Christ came upon the Earth?  When our LORD set foot upon this land, were not the eyes of the blind opened?  Did not deaf people hear?  Were cripples and paralytics not leaping and rejoicing?  And were not the mute shouting with joy in praise of their savior?  All these things and more happened when the LORD came with retribution and vengeance, and yet we were spared.

We, who sinned against God and against man, were not paid back an equal measure of divine justice for our wickedness.  No, this God who is swift to bring justice instead exacted this wrath upon Satan by using himself as the bait.  Our sins were placed on Christ as the worm is placed on the hook, and this time it was Satan who was tempted to take a bite.  And so the serpent bit at his heel which in turn crushed his head (Gen 3:15).

So now we have everlasting water so that we may never thirst again.  That even though we walk through the wilderness, our God has already been there.  His path has been made straight as he leads us to Zion.  And we are never alone.  Never again will we be alone.

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