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Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany - February 4, 2024





 

In the name of God who created us, who sustains us, and who redeems us.

 + Good morning. 


In today’s Old Testament reading from Isaiah, we are invited to contemplate the magnitude of  God’s power as creator of the universe, compared to humanity’s powerlessness, in this case  through the lens of the peoples of Jerusalem who had been exiled to Babylon around the year 597  BCE. 


To us, an ancient people in ancient times. 


The prophet Isaiah is calling out, “Have you not known? Have you not heard?” Who is God’s equal? 

Lift up your eyes! God created all! 

God has numbered all and calls all by name! 

God is great in strength, mighty in power, not one is missing! 

God does not faint or grow weary; 

Rather the Divine gives power to the faint,