The Lord Be With You Today!
"Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the earth—"
(The Lord has produced sons and daughters from His union with Israel,
having loved her from His first establishment of her as His people.
The union of Christ to His Bride has also produced sons and daughters,
each one of us who are now called by His Name.
No matter where the Israelites had been forced into exile,
no matter where or how far they had wandered,
the Lord beckons them back to Him, even from the ends of the earth.
He also calls us to return to Him
even when we have wandered into the ways of this world.
His beckoning also carries with it a command to the nations
whose enslavements have kept God’s Own in bondage.
He commands the captors, not only to let us go,
but also to usher us out of their hold,
to release us in an escort of honor.
As we, His sons and daughters, respond to the Lord’s authority over us
and come to Him from the ends of the earth,
precisely where and how we had once been held in bondage
now becomes the very thing that points to the power of deliverance
of our Father God Who brings us back to Himself.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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