Sunday, January 3, 2016


"Get out of bed, Jerusalem! Wake up. Put your face in the sunlight. GOD ’s bright glory has risen for you. The whole earth is wrapped in darkness, all people sunk in deep darkness, But GOD rises on you, his sunrise glory breaks over you. Nations will come to your light, kings to your sunburst brightness. Look up! Look around! Watch as they gather, watch as they approach you: Your sons coming from great distances, your daughters carried by their nannies. When you see them coming you’ll smile—big smiles! Your heart will swell and, yes, burst! All those people returning by sea for the reunion, a rich harvest of exiles gathered in from the nations! And then streams of camel caravans as far as the eye can see, young camels of nomads in Midian and Ephah, Pouring in from the south from Sheba, loaded with gold and frankincense, preaching the praises of GOD. And yes, a great roundup of flocks from the nomads in Kedar and Nebaioth, Welcome gifts for worship at my altar as I bathe my glorious Temple in splendor.”
-Isaiah 60:1-7 MSG


Matthew M said...

So where does one order this bible? Cannot find it any where. So lame.

Unknown said...

You can't find the Message??? It's everywhere!

Tom said...

"Pouring in from the south from Sheba, loaded with gold and frankincense."

Interestingly no myrrh, a symbol of Christ's death. Perhaps the gift of the myrrh, later told to Jesus via Mary, helped explicate the way he was to go.