Isaiah’'s words have a permanent place in my mind, worn smooth by countless repetitions. They accompany a picture of my minister father standing by the Communion Table at the front of the sanctuary in the Evergreen Baptist Church, the church which houses all my growing-up memories. As he stands there, the deacons walk the aisles serving the elements while he reads selected passages. This is one of them. And so the words have a special solemnity to them, their sound that of my father’s voice and their cadence that of the King James Version.
Granade, S. Ray, "Advent Devotional "Suffering Servant"" (1998). Creative Works. 37.