The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 49:17
Your children hasten back,
(The Lord is foretelling His people's return to their homeland
from a season of exile brought about by their failure to obey the Lord
and assures them that they and their descendants will act as builders
to rebuild the broken walls and the destroyed city of Jerusalem
which had been devastated by the invading, conquering Babylonian army.
Today, like the Israelites living in exile,
no matter what kind of difficulty or challenge we face,
no matter how far we have strayed from God's purposes in our lives,
no matter how devastated and broken are the walls of our lives,
the Lord assures us that we and those with whom we have linked arms,
as we submit to His lordship and guidance,
will hasten to the place where He wants us to reside at home in Him
and that He will turn us all into builders to repair the walls of our lives.)
and those who laid you waste depart from you.
(While the Lord promises our return to Him, He also declares
that those people and things that had taken authority and rule over us,
that those people and things to which we were once drawn and to which we yielded,
that what had once held us captive,
will no longer have power and will retreat in defeat.
Not only is the Lord promising us a return into freedom and victory
as we rebuild in Him, but He is also declaring we will be victorious
over the very places in which we were once held in submission.)

May the Lord richly bless you this day!

In Christ's love,