“Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.” (Isaiah 52: 2)
God is calling you. His vital, animating, voice of Truth and Love is beckoning you up and out of the dirt. We are today and every day given the new opportunity to brush off that dust of moldy old thinking, and awake to the fact that we are free to live, to rejoice, to be made new to God’s day and His promises.
We may sometimes tend to feel so burdened by life, old and apathetic, weighed down by too many things and too many thoughts about those things! We may feel we will always be the sum of our fears, our history, caught in a box of time and loss, or merely settling for what little mortal life will offer us and getting used to it.
Shake it off! Allow yourself the gift of a fresh perspective. Open your eyes and see that the dust is easily washed off and that you are not yoked to a life that isn’t good enough for you. Such a life is not good enough for God! Rise up out of that gloomy disposition; shake off yesterday, for its only abiding place is in consciousness, in what we choose to dwell on today.
Get up from the ground and brush yourself off. The new day sets you free, calls you into its satisfying glories, and also gives you a comfortable place to sit down, as Isaiah reminds us. For it is in fact no struggle and a blessed rest to simply be the wonder that God made you to be!
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