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For today’s installment of our Advent Meditation series, our brother Jean Pierre Fahd provides commentary on Is 54:1-10. Take a listen or click here to download.


“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the LORD. “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your offspring will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities. “Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. For the LORD has called you like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off, says your God. For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you. In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the LORD, your Redeemer. “This is like the days of Noah to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, and will not rebuke you. For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Is 54:1-10
Jean Pierre Fahd
JP is originally from Lebanon where he grew up as part of the People of God Community and studied Computer Engineering. He made his lifelong commitment in September 2018 and currently lives in London. JP leads Koinonia, a university outreach that the brothers are connected to in Central London. He is also the Regional Steward for our Europe & Middle East region and looks after the finances for the network of communities we are a part of in Europe, as well as doing a bit of IT work. He enjoys reading, playing the guitar and a few other instruments, running and team sports.
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