August 21, 2005

Typical Sunday

Another typical Sunday. I enjoy the USA lineup, The 4400 and Dead Zone. I remember Anthony Michael Hall from Sixteen Candles and then as one of the youngest cast members ever on Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately it wasn’t a good year for the show and Anthony wasn’t a strong member of the cast. Who can believe he was so skinny and lanky then. He barely has a neck now with his broad, athletic build. Anyway, I like Dead Zone because the story is good, not for him. Both shows are tense, dramatic science-fiction with conspiracy overtones. Good fun.

I filed for my second week of unemployment over the Internet tonight.

The scripture readings in the lectionary this week really encouraged me about my life and my situation. Here is a bit from the Old Testament reading.

Isaiah 51:1-3, 6

Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness
and who seek the LORD :
Look to the rock from which you were cut
and to the quarry from which you were hewn;
look to Abraham, your father,
and to Sarah, who gave you birth.
When I called him he was but one,
and I blessed him and made him many.

The LORD will surely comfort Zion
and will look with compassion on all her ruins;
he will make her deserts like Eden,
her wastelands like the garden of the LORD.
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the sound of singing...

Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
look at the earth beneath;
the heavens will vanish like smoke,
the earth will wear out like a garment
and its inhabitants die like flies.
But my salvation will last forever,
my righteousness will never fail.

It reminds me of another favorite verse in Isaiah that I've been thinking about and reading over the last few months.

Isaiah 55:1-3

Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

Give ear and come to me;
hear me, that your soul may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
my faithful love promised to David.

1 comment:

Jerry Hanel said...

Hey there. =) I was just surfing through blogs, and landed on your site. I appreciated your quotes from scripture,a nd just wanted to say "thanks" for posting them. It lifted my day.