Sermon for Ecumenical Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014–“Calling the Children Home”

Isaiah 49:1-7 Listen to me, you islands;     hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the Lord called me;     from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name. 2 He made my mouth like a sharpened sword,     in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow     and concealed me in his quiver. 3 He said to…