Replace the phrase descendants of Israel in Isaiah 45 with the sheep of my flock from Psalm 99 in today’s morning prayer and ponder these words anew.
Turn to me and you will be saved, all you ends of the earth;
for I am God, there is no other.
I have sworn by my own being,
I have decreed a judgment that will not be revoked;
for every knee will bend to me,
every tongue swear by my name.“Only in the Lord,” they will say,
“are there justice and strength!”
All who resisted him will come to him, and be dismayed;
but in the Lord all descendants of Israel
will receive justice and glory.”
From Psalm 99:
Know that the Lord is God
He made us and we are his
—his people, the sheep of his flock