The Lord Be With You Today!
"The Lord will call you back
as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—
a wife who married young, only to be rejected,” says your God.
(Though the Lord had called His beloved Israel to Himself
when she was young in her history as His people,
He had rejected her because of her offense and her rejection of Him.
Once she finally realized her abandonment by her God,
she felt sorrowful and cast off, realizing her tragic state.
But now, because He sees her in such distress,
her God is calling her back into relationship.
This is also our promise today,
that even when we have been allowed to experience
the results of our coldness toward the Lord,
even when we have felt abandoned by Him,
He also calls us back into deep and intimate relationship with Him
as He sees our distress and great need of Him as our cover and husband.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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