The Lord Be With You Today!
Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem.
(Rather than His people sitting in the dust of mourning because of their exile
and where they had been sitting in despair,
the Lord is calling them to rise up and take their seat of honor
on the chosen and prepared throne that He gives them,
their enthronement being a seat of high honor and freedom.
The Lord invites us still today to sit in a place of honor in His Presence today,
which is always a seat of freedom,
and, even though we may still be in some kind of exile in our lives,
to shake off the mourning and sadness that binds us
because the Lord has triumphed over our enemy
and has prepared a place of victory for us.)
Free yourself from the chains on your neck, Daughter Zion, now a captive.
(Like a beast of burden, Israel has been yoked with bondage and exile
Now, the Lord declares through the meaning in Hebrew
that their bands have been loosened, that He has unchained them.
He has loosened whatever binds us today as well.
He calls us Daughter today, beloved and seated in high places with Him.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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