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256Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of February 8, 2004

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  • Adam DeBaugh
    Feb 8, 2004
      Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of February 8, 2004


      As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho Press,
      here is a selection from the soon-to-be-published
      new book of daily devotions, written by the Rev. Dr.
      Sandra Bochonok, called "Living as the Beloved: One
      Day at a Time."

      Please get out your Bible and read the verses from the
      Prophet Isaiah and Dr. Bochonok's meditation. We hope you
      will be blessed.

      Thank you for forwarding this to your friends.

      Please read Isaiah 25:1, 4

      Power of praise

      Spiritual empowerment can be experienced through
      moments of praise, as we weep with God and cry out
      for justice and assistance. Many ancient Biblical
      writers knew this. Isaiah gives us a word of hope
      when life is very difficult. He gives us words of
      praise and comfort and reminds us that God is God.
      God is worthy of praise. God is doing wonderful
      things. God has a plan for us. God is our refuge
      in moments of need. God cares. God is with us.

      Isaiah gives us some of the most beloved words of
      spiritual strength and comfort in the Hebrew
      Testament. Yet, his own people turned against
      him and the message God gave him to share. Church
      historians believe he may have been sawn in two as
      a result of his prophetic words.

      Sometimes following God is costly. Those who work
      for spiritual and social justice need Isaiah's
      strengthening insights as they too live their
      convictions. Perhaps this is why Theodore Roosevelt
      said, "Pray not for lighter burdens but for stronger

      God, I will praise your name in the hard times of
      my life. Amen.


      Grace and peace,

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