I did it before, and now I am doing it again, even more gloriously! Isaiah wanted the people to make the connection. God had led their ancestors out of Egypt and into freedom, opening a way through the sea. The return from exile was not just a stroke of great fortune – it was the power of the same God, returning them home after their sins and failures brought them into exile. At the Easter vigil, we will hear a beautiful rendition of Miriam’s song at the sea, praising God for the deliverance from Egypt. Our first reading concludes with Isaiah encouraging the people to now praise God as a response to the return from exile. What can you praise God for today?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016