The Lord Be With You Today!
Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy.
(The Lord has promised to release His people from their Babylonian exile.
The responsibility of the watchmen who were placed in tall towers on the city walls
of God's beloved City of Zion was to warn of any encroaching enemies.
Here expressing great joy of their own in a spontaneous shout of praise,
these watchmen will also joyfully announce
the return of God's people to their homeland.
As we accept our release from exile and desperate situations,
as we follow the Lord out of the bondage under which we have lived,
as we stand on His promises to us, we can also release the shout of pure joy
at the wondrous intervention the Lord has made in our lives.)
When the Lord returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes.
(This deliverance, this manifestation of the Lord, His dealings with His people,
will be more than just symbolic and will be plainly visible.
We will clearly see Him and His works in our lives, close up and present,
as clearly as we see each other when we stand in close proximity to each other.
As the Lord returns us to our home in Him,
as He returns us to the truth of His promises,
He reveals Himself and His works to us plainly
so there is no doubt whatsoever that He is the One
Who is our Deliverer, our Hope, our Salvation.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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