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Nature in Symbol and Simile in the Book of Isaiah

In no other part of Scripture, except perhaps in the Psalms, is the language so rich with the life and the movement of the natural world as in the book of the prophet Isaiah. Gardens and trees, rivers, fountains and pools soothe the eyes of the reader with their cool green and crystal Their refreshing sounds and […]

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Here I Am Lord, Send Me…But Not There

A familiar childhood prayer closes with these words, “If I should die before I wake, I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take.” Now consider this modification: “If I should die before I live, I ask, O Lord, what then?” One can only shudder with fear when contemplating the Lord’s answer. Come with me to […]

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