Walking in the Jesus Way: A Lenten Journey — Day Thirty


Isaiah 30:15-18, NRSV

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:
In returning and rest you shall be saved;
    in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.
But you refused and said,
“No! We will flee upon horses”—
therefore you shall flee!
and, “We will ride upon swift steeds”—
therefore your pursuers shall be swift!
A thousand shall flee at the threat of one,
at the threat of five you shall flee,
until you are left
like a flagstaff on the top of a mountain,
like a signal on a hill.


I do believe
this is the key.

The key to everything.

Returning and rest,
quietness and trust.
That’s where strength
is found.

When Jesus came,
he put flesh and bones
around Isaiah’s words.

And this place hasn’t
been the same since.

Yet we resist this key . . .
we do not rest.
We do not know how.

Maybe, just maybe,
that’s because 

we do not know how
to return?

Oh, turn me, Lord!
Turn me,
that I might



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  1. Resting in the Lord, sitting at the feet of Jesus . . . It’s what we all need.
    Blessings, Diana!