The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 33:20
Look on Zion, the city of our festivals;
your eyes will see Jerusalem,
(The Lord is encouraging the Israelites to look at the results
of His having prevailed over the enemy.
The City of God lies before them, the very place of His abode,
the place He has declared belongs to Him,
the place where He has decreed He would commune with His people
and engage them through solemn assemblies and feasts.
Earlier defeats and devastation are now replaced
with God's restoration of their physical and spiritual home.
When we are faced with circumstances
that seem to belie the power and purposes of God in our lives,
He calls us to look to Him, to look on what He brings about,
to fix our eyes on His promises and deliverance which never fail.)
a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved;
its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its ropes broken.
(He has ordained and prepared this city where He lives.
Unlike the tabernacle that had to be dissembled to move from place to place,
He has ordained and prepared us to be His dwelling place,
and we, like the temple, are fixed in a sure foundation,
a temple secured in the foundation of His salvation,
and we now no longer wander from crisis to crisis.
Rather we experience His peace, our lives planted firmly in Him,
no longer to be taken apart and shifted and transported
to places of wilderness need,
but remaining firm in the sure foundation that is our God.
There we experience His peace and security
and enjoy the richness of His Presence.)

May the Lord richly bless you this Day!

In Christ's love,


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