Thought for the Week 14/01/21

by Rev Hilda Warwick We continue our journey through Isaiah and as always there are surprises and paradox when we take time to have a closer look.Here is a passage that invites us to think about a future whereby God, will reach the nations. This passage invites us to…

Thought for the week 7/1/2021

by Rev Hilda Warwick Thought for the week Isaiah 18 Dear FriendsAs we enter into 2021, may you know God’s peace , guidance and care in the days ahead. This is not an easy passage to understand, however it serves again as a reminder that we are being invited…

Thought for the week 17/12/20

Thought For the Week by Rev Hilda Warwick As we journey through Isaiah 17 we find ourselves considering two images at the start of this text. Israel moving from glory, a place once celebrated to a low place, a place of prosperity to a place in the ravages of…

Thought for the week 3/12/20

by Rev Hilda Warwick Here in chapter 16, we find a series of laments, expressions of grief and a petition for asylum. Moab is hoping to find protection in the anointed Davidic king’s shadow, not however guaranteed .The text looks beyond the present crisis and speaks of a time…

Thought for the week 12/11/20

By Rev. Hilda Warwick Welcome, to our thought for the week as we journey through Isaiah 15.Here we are exploring a journey of grief, a genuine lament, a place of deep sorrow. Israel’s prophet weeps over the suffering of Moab. In their hour of need there is hope for…

Thought for the week 19/11/20

By Rev. Hilda Warwick Welcome, to our thought for the week as we journey through Isaiah 15.Here we are exploring a journey of grief, a genuine lament, a place of deep sorrow. Israel’s prophet weeps over the suffering of Moab. In their hour of need there is hope for…

Thought for the week 29/10/20

By Rev. Hilda Warwick Here we are again at a new chapter (13) in Isaiah. It begins with the day of the Lord, plunging straight into a battle scene. God is proclaiming war against the pride and arrogance of the nations, including the nations of Judah and Jerusalem.But the…

Thought for the week 16/10/20

by Rev Hilda Warwick As we come to chapter 12, you will be glad to know its good news. It’s Israel’s response to the mighty acts of God. It’s an expression of confident hope that in time to come things will be resolved. A hymn of praise that is…

Thought of the week 6/10/20

by Rev Hilda Warwick. Dear FriendsIsaiah chapter 11 is a text that begins against a backdrop of devastation, characteristic of Isaiah. However God will work newness beyond this dismal state. Isaiah never ceases to summon God’s people to hope and expectation in the face of discouraging circumstances.The promise begins…