Isaiah 55:9 – March 3, 2020

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, my thoughts higher than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 NABRE         

This chapter from the prophet Isaiah is a call to conversion, a call to take advantage of the salvific gifts offered; we hear God saying, “Come to the waters.“, “Come to me.“, “Seek the Lord“, “Let the wicked forsake his way.” Originally this is a call for the exiled in Babylon to return to Jerusalem, but it is a call at all times made to everyone. There is a reference to an everlasting covenant, which is in keeping with the promises made to David. But for the Christian this is an invitation to the new and eternal covenant sealed by the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, a pledge of salvation for all humanity. We can see these words in the banquet of the Lord’s Supper, we can take and eat the true bread of life, the finest food, which money can’t buy. So the invitation extended by the prophet can be seen as an invitation to the Eucharist.  Referring to the original meaning the Israelites are called to conversion. In order to return to their homeland they must return to God, they must “seek” Him. The Lord allows Himself to be found, He does not judge in the way that men judge, He is willing and able to grant forgiveness. In other words the call to repentance is grounded on the goodness of God who abundantly pardons. 

God’s ways are not our ways and so we can count on God for acceptance and forgiveness. We must turn to God and seek him. To be converted means to ask for forgiveness, to seek God and to desire to give ourselves to God every day. Don’t wait for tomorrow, be converted, give thanks to God today and be welcomed. 

Do you seek God? Are you able to experience repentance?

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