Wednesday, November 25, 2015

From bad to worse

Daily reading: Isaiah 5:1-7
Wednesday November 25, 2015

Focus passage: The vineyard of the LORD of heavenly forces is the house of Israel, and the people of Judah are the plantings in which God delighted.  God expected justice, but there was bloodshed; righteousness but there was a cry of distress! Isaiah 5:7

This love song that has gone horribly wrong reflects the fragile broken nature of God and the Kingdom of Judah.

And we can relate.  We have all seen or been part of something that has gone wrong.  Or we have watched people in our lives make really bad choices, maybe we have been the one to make really bad choices, and we get to a point where we wonder, perhaps out loud where did it all go wrong?

You look back to try and figure out what was the trigger point?  

We hear about it in relationships that end bad, couples try and figure out when they grew apart.

Distressed parents try and figure out when it was that their child started making bad choices.

You may even be having one of these conversations this week during Thanksgiving gatherings.  Family gatherings always have the potential to bring about some of the ugliness of our past and drum up the dysfunction of our present. 

And so we wonder, knowing that the answer of when and why it got hard or bad isn’t always an easy answer.  Complex situations don’t always have easy answers.  Invite God into the complex situations in your life and seek God's healing.

Prayer:  God infuse me with your love so that my words and actions can be a reflection of your deep love for all of humanity.  Amen.

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