Day 204

Today’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 31-34

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for the LORD is our judge,
the LORD is our lawgiver,
the LORD is our king;
it is he who will save us. 

Isaiah 33:22 

The Times They Are a-Changin'” is a song written by Bob Dylan and released as the title track of his 1964 album, The Times They Are a-Changin’. Dylan recalled writing the song as a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the moment. The song was ranked #59 on Rolling Stone’s 2004 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Less than a month after Dylan recorded the song, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. The next night, Dylan opened a concert with “The Times They Are a-Changin’.

‘The times they are a-changin’ could have been the theme song for the nation of Israel. The nation began as a theocracy with God as the king. The people rebelled and demanded a king of their own – they got Saul.

Isaiah is now promising a new king. This king will be different. This king will not be ‘a’ king. This king will not just ‘the’ king. This king will be king for everyone – everywhere. This king will be the King of all kings.

Times are a-changin, but just not fast enough for the people or for that matter God.

Good thing our God is a patient God.

We no longer must wait for the promised king, but God is still waiting for us to acknowledge that Jesus is King.

Tomorrow’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 35-36

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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