The Lord Be With You Today!
You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain.
You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout,
lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah,
“Here is your God!”
(With joy and celebration, today we are given the divine imperative and privilege
to deliver the good news to Zion, Jerusalem, and the towns of Judah,
the very people of God today who are in our lives all around us,
and we do so by declaring the Lord’s life-giving message publicly and openly
so all can hear that He has come, that He is here, that He is present.
He has chosen to make Himself known and to reveal Himself to us.
Today, we ourselves, as the Zion, as the Jerusalem
to whom the message of deliverance is given,
can rejoice that the Lord has invaded our own lives with His truth.
Today, we ourselves, as the Zion, as the Jerusalem,
also pass on the message of hope to the waiting world around us,
unabashedly and unashamedly declaring the truth
of the Lord’s redemption and salvation.
And His clarion call that pierces the most difficult situations we face
shouts the truth that our God is here, that He is here in the now and with us today,
and, as we behold Him and His work, as He makes Himself known to us,
He works out His purposes in us in every detail of our lives.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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