Thought for the Week 18/03/21

by Rev Hilda Warwick We continue the journey in chapter 25 of  Isaiah, where we find a spectacular vision of a banquet on Mount Zion, to which all people are invited and at which death will be swallowed up forever. It includes a prayer of thanksgiving as God exercises…

Thought for the Week 5/3/21

by Rev Hilda Warwick This week we are being invited to consider Isaiah 24, a scene of God’s judgement upon the earth. This is a theme that embraces a world view, rather than just considering Jerusalem and Judah, its vision has cosmic proportions and concerns all of heaven and…

Thought for the Week 25/2/2021

by Rev Hilda Warwick We come to explore Isaiah chapter 23. What does it have to say to us, in this time and place? To the North of Israel, Tyre was the leading city of Phoenicia, the great maritime power of the ancient world. Because it was such an…

Thought for the Week 11/2/21

by Rev Hilda Warwick Sometimes known as the Wilderness Oracle, Chapter 21 describes the fall of Babylon, and the suddenness with which it happens. Babylon is called the Wilderness of the Sea because the great plain of Babylon was divided with lakes and marshes, so it was referred to…

Thought for the Week 28/1/2021

by Rev Hilda Warwick Welcome to our journey through Isaiah chapter 20. We explore what some of these verses are really about. As we see God speaking through the prophet, through some unusual signs, more familiar to the culture and time in which this was written. What was Isaiah…

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…