Isaiah 52: 7 – How beautiful upon the mountain are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

At a time when the Jewish people were defeated by powerful enemies, many people held in captivity and their land overrun by foreigners, God through Isaiah promises good news!  They will have peace and be saved, set free, restored!  How often do we feel oppressed by life events, discouraged by family divisions, anxious about money, stressed by events all around us that seem so negative and depressing.  God says to us:  good news is coming, you will be found by the One who is coming, comfort, peace, love are on the way!

Jesus, our Brother, we need your gifts of peace, hope, love today and always.  Amen