“Listen to Me, My people;
(As we place our names here as His people, as His nation,
the Lord is speaking to us today.
We are His people, His nation, His children, His son or daughter,
and He is asking us to open our ears and our hearts to hear Him speak to us.
He earnestly calls us to listen to Him and and yearns for us to heed His call.)
Instruction will go out from Me;
My justice will become a light to the nations."
(The Lord has just promised His people that He will deliver them
and restore them from their afflictions in exile.
Now, He promises His instruction, His new message, His merciful justice,
what will eventually be His revealed as His Good News of the Gospel,
His message of salvation, will be forthcoming.
Now, He further proclaims to them He will extend
His law of love and redemption and restoration
even beyond His people to the nations around them.
Today, He gives all of us His Word, His salvation message to all of us.
Today, He proclaims His instruction, His law, His Word, His message still to us,
and that Word, that Good News, is a light and direction for us.
Today, He is our light and a rest for us, rest from the trials of exile from our God,
rest in the fullness of the provision of the Lord.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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