The Lord Be With You Today!
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those
who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
(The Lord has declared He has seen the plight of His people
and that He will deliver them after their 70 years in Babylonian exile.
The people of God, in their oppression and heavy sadness now have hope!
They are filled with the joy of picturing the runners
whose job is to report the progress of any battle
who will cross into the mountains of Judea
with the good news that God's people are freed from captivity,
that the battle which had been lost is now won,
and that their God has truly seen and heard their cries for help
and has declared He will return them to their homeland.
Today, the Lord still reigns, even over the difficulties we face,
even over the oppression we might be under,
even over the places of exile we may find ourselves.
The message is still the same today,
that the Lord is coming to deliver us,
that He is setting us free in Him,
that He is returning us to a place of victory and home in Him.
That message, indeed, is a beautiful and glad shout of victory!)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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