Tom Smith (Utah)
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Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. - Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
In today’s reading, I expect Isaiah to put the verbs in the order of walk, run, soar — to end his poem on a high point. However, Isaiah starts with soaring eagles and ends with the more feeble verb walk. Why does Isaiah start with the grand and end with...
The United Methodist Church in Honduras uses El Aposento Elto, the Spanish language version of The Upper Room daily devotional to start new faith communities. They use "An Easy Plan to Use The Upper Room in Small Groups" found in the back of the magazine. As the groups grow, they build critical mass for new church starts.