Epiphany 1, Wednesday, Year B

Inspired by Isaiah 41:14-20

“When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the LORD will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.” Isaiah 41:17-18 (NRSV)

Sometimes our need can be overpowering. Our troubles surround us, our resources fail, and it seems as though there is no hope, no way out of our despair. No matter how much work we put into solving the problem, no matter how many different ways we try to think up a solution, there simply is none.

Our solutions depend on limited resources, but God knows no limit. In a dry and parched land, God can bring water out of the dusty ground. In a dry and parched heart, God can bring love out of pain and coldness. In a chaotic and strife-filled world, God can bring peace.

Even when we can’t see how a solution could be possible, God can create the impossible.

Let us pray. Omnipotent God, you make the impossible possible. Ease our troubled spirits, that we may trust in you and experience your peace in the midst of our chaos. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.