Running With Mark 7

Day Seven – January 4, 2020

Read: Isaiah 42:1-9, The Servant a Light to the Nations

Visual Liturgy: Isaiah 42


I am struck by the verse 4 that says,  “He will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established justice in the earth”.  It feels like there is so much justice work that needs to be done in the world.  There are hungry children, the climate crisis, diseases to be fought, poverty, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, nationalism, religious bigotry and more.  How do we not grow faint or be crushed in spirit as we face these seemingly daunting challenges?


I believe that one of the most important things we must do is to care for our souls.  We cannot give what we do not have.  If we do not have peace within ourselves, we will not be able to offer peace to the world.  What spiritual practices do you have that help you not grow weary?  How can you make those things a priority in your life?


Part of the power of the Civil Rights movement came from the songs.  Singing the songs, especially in worship and in groups, gave people courage.  Take some time to listen to some of these powerful songs from that era. 

Lift Every Voice and Sing

“Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” – The Roots

A Change is Gonna Come

Eyes on the Prize

We Shall Overcome


Prayer Focus:

Pray for people around the world who are working for justice.


Grace and peace,
Pastor Karen Bruins