“The Quiver,” by The Rev. Kaji Douša, Sunday, January 22
Just a week after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday celebration, I have heard many people articulate a particular problem we find ourselves in today as a crisis of leadership. Many of us yearn for a leader who can rally enough people and can then tell them what to do. We think we want another King who will be the symbol and voice we need for more clarity about what to do…
I would submit that this powerful passage from Isaiah presents a different model.
Take a look at it. Write it on your heart. This passage is for you. It is for all of us right now and it has never been more relevant.
“…The Lord called me before I was born,
while I was in my mother’s womb God named me.
God made my mouth like a sharp sword,
in the shadow of God’s hand God hid me;
God made me a polished arrow,
in God’s quiver God hid me away.”
There are gifts to the imagery Isaiah gives us here.
You are the polished arrow.
You are the arrow in God’s quiver.
God is holding you, holding you to release you for God’s purpose.
Excerpts from Pastor Kaji’s blog: http://soundthebells.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-quiver.html