Text: Revelation 13-14; Isaiah 62
Dawn on Christmas Eve brings a day that will conclude with joyous worship. It has been a season of many special and extra activities and events, a time of busy and overcrowded schedules. As I encounter Isaiah 62 this day, I am brought to consider verses 6-7:
6 On your walls, O Jerusalem,I have set watchmen;all the day and all the nightthey shall never be silent.You who put the Lord in remembrance,take no rest,7 and give him no restuntil he establishes Jerusalemand makes it a praise in the earth.
This is a picture of relentless prayer – prayer that “shall never be silent.” Imagine prayer so fervent that we give the Lord “no rest.” I
In these verses I am hearing Him speak to me. I need to refresh my commitment to prayer. I need to set aside time for serious prayer even now – at the start of a busy day. Martin Luther is quoted as saying of a busy day, ““I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”
in Him, Mike