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Ramble for Kirwan Uniting Church Keeping in Touch pew sheet 4 February 2024

I’m unbalanced. Tell us something we don’t know! you comment. OK, that as well, but my balance, or vestibular disorder, has become progressively worse since the onset of Ménières and associated deafness almost thirty years ago. What brought this to mind just now is Sunday’s OT reading, the familiar and well-loved Isaiah 40. Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. In Hebrew poetry, triplets (three-line sequences) like the one at the end of the chapter, grow in emphasis from the first line to the third. In other words, the last line is more i