In preparing spiritually for this piece, I thought the title, “Nunya Business”, had things pretty well sewn up. As is usually the case with me, I get the title first, which prompts article content. Once the title is in place, then God and I begin constructing the article. But, nooooo, not this time! That would make things a little too simple and predictable.
As I was visiting my mother-in-law, still inwardly contemplating how I should proceed in writing, I heard the proverbial “small voice inside” twice interrupt my thoughts saying, “Ask her for a verse.” So, in obedience, I asked my mother-in-law for a verse of Scripture. She immediately responded with Isaiah 43:1-4. Of all the verses she could have chosen! This was the catalyst that started my diligent course of study for this writing. In so doing, I referenced several Bible translations and quickly discovered that various study notes kept referring to this particular passage in Isaiah as a “transitional verse” connected to Isaiah chapter 42. Without a doubt, my next big adventure had begun! Continue reading