Power to the Faint

Power to the Faint

Scripture: Isaiah 40:21-31 (NRSVue)

Isaiah says, “God works for those who wait for him.” With an Isaiah 40 faith, when we’re feeling grounded—we trust somehow, some way, we’ll mount up with wings like eagles. With an Isaiah 40 faith, even with blisters and bunions, we trust that we will run and not be weary, for those short bursts that we need to make. With an Isaiah 40 faith, we can walk and not grow faint in the daily grind. Instead, we can “rise and grind.” Along with Isaiah, we say to God, “Here I am, send me!” Isaiah gives us hope in our waiting, because we know The Messiah, The Anointed One is coming for us.

Sermon Art: “With Wings Like Eagles” by Mandy Miller


Worship Service (YouTube video links):

8:30 am service:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvZp2GTzoIM
11:00 am service:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti4gWaXFSM8


February 4, 2024

  •  8:30 am – Alternative Worship Service Bulletin (click) 
  • 11:00 am – Traditional Worship Service Bulletin (click)

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Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is it so easy to forget that “God is on the throne?”
  2. What are some of your favorite descriptions of God in this passage?
  3. What do you think of this Eric Fromm quote: Hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime. 
  4. How does this famous passage give you hope in the midst of weakness?
  5. How might God be calling you to be a “leapling” or a “leaper” in the area of faith right now?




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