Call to Worship: Psalms 81:1; 84:1, 2, 4, 11 (NIV)
1 Sing for joy to God our strength;
shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
Scripture: Isaiah 40:27-31 (NIV)
27 Why do you complain, Jacob?
Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
my cause is disregarded by my God”?
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but 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.