The Context

A few days ago a friend sent me a link to a dissertation on the book of Isaiah. I listened to it in part, intending to come back to it. It begins with chapter 59 that describes the state of our world today. We are a nation under judgment and there is no worldly help for us. Here’s the video:

Today came this news item supporting the notion of our Godless society: Fewer Americans than ever believe in God, Gallup poll shows.

Of Dreams and Dreaming

I have analyzed my dreams for a good part of my life. Each night I look forward to what my dreams will give me as a sitcom fan looks forward to the next episode. I have repetitive themes and repetitive settings. It has become such that meaning of dream components and passages come easily into mind on quiet reflection. Some dreams are trivial and some are iconic. Indeed, two dreams in the last two months remain more vivid than waking experience. Dreams are woven with subtle feelings that are incommunicable.

I was awake at 04:00 this morning with a dream that led me to jot a few notes lest I forget the details. While most dreams seem to inform something of myself or what I am working out, this dream seemed clearly to be communicated to mothers. There was a feeling of excitement over the topic.

The Dream

I was in a classroom with a few other students. The teacher was asking each student in turn to put forward an idea for a presentation. I was caught off guard but the idea came quickly to me to speak on man’s relationship with God and how the world had become Godless.

I became aware of my bible in front of me. It was turned to Isaiah 59 and the chapter was outlined in red. Beginning about verse 4, the text was highlighted in bright red. Verse 5 in particular stood out.

4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

5 They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

Source: KJV

If you believe that Isaiah 59 describes our world and our plight, that our society is beyond help with evil so prevalent and closing in seemingly day by day, take heart. The Lord, beginning in verse 16, shows his awareness of our state and Isaiah 60 shows a glorious resolution.

It doesn’t come free, however, but with much prayer and belief in the redemptive power of Jesus Christ. For those of you who are still reading this post, be of hope and good cheer in your faith.

Music for You

It has been quite a while since I have included music in a post. Here are two pieces from the young high school performers of the Fountainview Academy.

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