Queanbeyan and District Anglican Church
Queanbeyan, Karabar, Burra, Michelago, Jerrabomberra, Googong
Old Testament - Baptism of our Lord
Isaiah 43.1-7

But now thus says the Lord ,
     he who created you, O Jacob,
     he who formed you, O Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
     I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
     and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
     and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
     the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
     Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you.
Because you are precious in my sight,
     and honoured, and I love you,
I give people in return for you,
     nations in exchange for your life.
Do not fear, for I am with you;
     I will bring your offspring from the east,
     and from the west I will gather you;
I will say to the north, ‘Give them up’,
     and to the south, ‘Do not withhold;
bring my sons from far away
     and my daughters from the end of the earth—
everyone who is called by my name,
     whom I created for my glory,
     whom I formed and made.’