How God shapes and sharpens you like an arrow into His target.

By David Shearman

Isaiah 49    New International Version (NIV)

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 me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.”   4 But I said, “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing at all.  Yet what is due me is in the Lord’s hand, and my reward is with my God.”