Thursday, July 21, 2011

Isaiah 40:28-31

I'm doing a wedding on Saturday for some fine radical folk, and this is the scripture text they chose.  They will read the NRSV with traditional language, but I am moved, for my own sake-journey, to change it up a little for you here.

Have you not known?  Have you not heard?  The Divine One is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  She does not faint or grow weary of loving you.  Her understanding is unsearchable (which means She knows more than you trust Her...).  She gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless.  En la lucha, personal and communal, to walk God's path of love and justice, even young folk will faint and be weary, will fall exhausted; but those who wait for Her shall renew their strength, they shall rise up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.