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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Love story. Wednesday March 16. Lent 2011.

Well, this was yesterday’s first reading. It is from Isaiah 55.

“For just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down and do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, giving seed to him who sows and bread to him who eats,
so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.”

This scripture is such a comfort.
Like many stories in the bible, this passage has many meanings.
Also like many parables, it uses common things of the earth like rain and snow to exemplify something deeper and with greater meaning.

It talks about the words coming from the mouth of the Lord.
Word with a lowercase w meaning it is actually talking about words.
The words of the Lord.
The word of the Lord.
The bible.
This scripture promises that the words of the bible will come down upon the earth and make it fruitful and fertile.
The next line says that the words shall not return to Him void but will achieve the end for which He sent it.
Christ has a plan for the bible.
Let us pray that the bible, the Lord’s tool, will be used always for good and never for evil.
Let us pray that it may be used to bring others closer to Christ.
Let us help the mission of the bible.
The words of the Lord are supposed to return to Him having achieved its work.
Let us be apart of that.

Now, the other meaning to the word word here is the Word.
Now if that isn’t confusing then I don’t know what is.
There is a lower case w used in the scripture but it can also be used with an uppercase w which would make it Word, which is then talking about Christ.
The mission of the word and the Word is the same.
To bring others to Christ.
Or in the Word’s case, to bring others to Him.
Christ shall not return to the Lord void.
He shall complete the mission the Lord has for Him.
Christ’s mission is just what our mission should be, to bring others to Him.
Let us help Him with that mission.
Let us LOVE people with the same love that the Lord has for Christ and that Christ has for the Church. 
Love can do amazing things.
Love can change the world.
Let us use the greatest love story, the bible, to help the Word bring others to Him.
Let us use the word to help the Word complete His mission.
The bible is the greatest love story ever written, truly.
Let us speak our words with love when speaking about the word for the Word.
Use this love story.
God is love.
Love will reward you.
Help complete the mission of the word and the Word.

Love story
You wrote a love story
A love story with so much heart

 All of our sins cost you your death, death on a cross
Your beautiful body slain
The freedom of our lives selflessly gained

Your body brutally beaten
So that one day your persecutors
Could be with the man they left on that tree

Arms open wide for those who sin to so freely enter in
Embraced and received with joy
Love from a king so mighty

 Feet that bring good news
Now numb with pain
Feet that trace back to Your life
Feet nailed to that sacred tree

 Your life You lost
For the precious lives you created to be gained
Rising from the grave
Plants in us a new hope of eternally being with you

Love kept You on the tree amidst all the pain and misery
A love so sufficient, greatest sacrifice, a story so
You wrote a love story

Love Story-
Rebecca LaBriola

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