and make firm the feeble knees.
Say to those who are of a fearful heart,
‘Be strong, do not fear!
Here is your God.
God will come with vengeance,
with terrible recompense.
God will come and save you.’
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
And the ears of the deaf unstopped;
Then the lame shall leap like a deer,
And the tongue of the speechless sing for joy.
For waters shall break forth in the wilderness,
And streams in the desert;
The burning sand shall become a pool,
And the thirsty ground springs of water…
A highway shall be there,
And it shall be called the Holy Way.”
Isaiah 35:3-7a, 8a.
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:46-55
Contemporary Reading: A Litany for Survival - by Audre Lorde