December 10, 2018
Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; With divine recompense he comes to save you. . . . Those whom the LORD has ransomed will return and enter Zion singing, crowned with everlasting joy; They will meet with joy and gladness, sorrow and mourning will flee. Is_35:1-10
Isaiah and the Prophets leave the Israelites and us with a picture of hope. For the Israelites it was the hope of return to a homeland they were banished from, like “the good old days,” but even better. For us it will be our heavenly return. No more mourning and grief. No more work and pain. Jesus will lead us down the road to hope. Here is your God!
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