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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for February 6, 2019

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WEDNESDAY, February 6

Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Mountains play a significant role in the story of God. Noah’s ark comes to rest on Mount Ararat, and Moses hears from God on Mount Sinai. Jesus delivers his most famous sermon on an unnamed mountain. There are good reasons for describing significant religious moments as “mountaintop experiences.”

But mountains also represent something specific throughout scripture. They are used in parables and poetry to represent the unmovable. Jesus tells his disciples that if their faith is even the size of a mustard seed, they will move mountains. And in today’s lesson from Isaiah, mountains are used to communicate something crucial about God’s commitment to the children of Israel. God’s message to the exiled people is as simple as it is profound: The unmovable may move, but I will not.

MOVING FORWARD: Have you ever “moved a mountain?” Share your story with #ForwardDayByDay.

PRAY for the Diocese of Maine

Ps 72 * 119:73-96 | Isaiah 54:1-10(11-17) | Galatians 4:21-31 | Mark 8:11-26

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