“…Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31(NIV)
What have you heard about God? What have you heard from Him?
The Season of Lent started yesterday – a time for preparing our hearts to remember and celebrate Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection. I want to be hearing from and about the One True God over these next weeks.
In thinking about Lent a few weeks ago, I wondered if it could be turned into an acronym.
I started bouncing Bible characters around in my head to see what might work. God was definitely at work in this brainstorm!
L – Lydia
E – Elizabeth
N – Naomi
T – Tamar
I started flipping through the Scripture passages that go with Lydia, Elizabeth, and Naomi to see if there was a common thread. Every story included the word “heard.” God is so cool.
Tamar didn’t fit with the “heard” word – also that is a very interesting story – so I was thinking about what else could go with “T” that also went with “heard.”
Online, I stumbled upon (with God’s direction) the story about Wycliffe Bible Translators. They have entitled their story, “Till all have heard.”
Then I remembered the story of Hagar and how God heard her cries when she was sent away from her mistress.
In my excitement I started searching through hymns to rediscover ones with the word “heard.” How about I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice?
Over the next few weeks I hope to be blogging about all these topics, so stay tuned!