Today's readings [display_podcast]
At the heart of our practice of prayer has to be trust in God. We don't – or shouldn't – need signs to convince us of God's love and care for us. But just as the royal official trusted that Jesus could cure his son, so we too need to trust that God in his goodness will work the best for us, in his time, in his way. Isaiah tells us today that God is about to create a new heavens and a new earth, where there will always be rejoicing and gladness. It can be hard for us when we look around and don't see it. But that is our hope, and we must continue to yearn for it.