Ordinary Time Readings: Sunday, August 10

Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8 and Matthew 11:28-30

Holy Trinity Church departs from our Ordinary Time Readings in Genesis this week due to an Ordination Service with Guest Speaker: The Rev. Canon Dr. Ashley Null. The readings for the service were selected by Dr. Null to compliment the Ordination.

  1. Isaiah 6:1-8 is both a lively and sensory scene. Take some moments to look, listen, imagine the drama around the throne of God. What draws you in; what repels you? What makes you wonder? What comforts or challenges you? The prophet experiences thorough moments of self-awareness while in the presence of God. Talk to God about the things you sense about yourself: what’s going on in your thoughts and/or heart? Is there something to confess? Is there something troubling you?
  2. There is a two-fold invitation from God in Isaiah 6:1-8: for cleansing (or preparing) and for commissioning (or sending). If God were speaking to you what might he be saying? What might he be asking of you? Where or to whom might he want to send you? How would you respond?
  3. Jesus speaks comforting words to those he has chosen to follow him. Sit with Jesus as you hear his words of invitation in Matthew 11:28-30. Is there something you’d like to say to Jesus? Is there something you’d like to ask him? Is there something you just need to receive from him for your life and all that occupies you today?