By: Brittany Fiscus
Reflection—v. 14, ‘the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look…’
How nice it must be to have a full-time prophet hanging around, directing everyone’s attention toward fully certified signs from God. How often in the moments it seems that hope is lost do we believe that if God would only show us a ‘sign’ then we too would not have to be so afraid. But if we just had a sign, then we too would be willing to live the gospel as Christ prescribed! Not in the watered-down once-a-week way that fits into our schedule, but in that fully committed life-changing sort of way. The thing is, the sign that Isaiah points to is a reminder of Immanuel—the fact that God is with us. Pay attention: there are signs all around us that point to the truth that God is in fact here with us. When we take the time to acknowledge one another with acceptance and dignity, when we break bread together—these are all visible signs pointing to the fact that God’s very real presence among us.
Prayer God of wonder, open our eyes that we may see that you are with us.