Isaiah 35

This was always one of my favorite Bible passages as a teenager – I even wrote a worship song to these lyrics, way back when.  For some reason, that song sounded in my head this morning … so I thought it would be a good passage to meditate on today; from the differing depths and perspectives that my relationship with God has grown and evolved since then:

Strengthen the feeble hands,
    steady the knees that give way;
say to those with fearful hearts, 
    “Be strong, do not fear; 
your God will come, 
    he will come with vengeance; 
with divine retribution
    he will come to save you.”

Then will the eyes of the blind be opened 
    and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
Then will the lame leap like a deer, 
    and the mute tongue shout for joy. 
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
    and streams in the desert.
The burning sand will become a pool,
    the thirsty ground bubbling springs. 

– Isaiah 35: 3-7

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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