The Lord Be With You Today!Isaiah 62:5
As a young man marries a maiden,
(In the same way a man seeks a young woman
to woo her, court her, and love her,
the Lord says to us that He Himself seeks us to “marry” us,
to give Himself to us and to receive us to Himself.
The Lord invites us into a covenant love relationship with Him!)
so will your sons marry you;
(The phrase may mean that in the same way a young man
gives himself to his beloved,
our offspring will possess the land as their inheritance
and will "marry" us by abiding with us in the land the Lord has given us.
The word for sons can also mean builder, referring to God.
We as the Lord’s very chosen ones
will again be victorious and possess the land—our life—
a life from which we have been dispossessed and that has been taken from us.
God as the Builder chooses to marry us,
to give us His Name, and to nurture and care for us.
The Lord promises us here that He is devoted to us
and abides with us, truly God with us.)
as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride,
so will your God rejoice over you.
(Just as a groom is head over heels in love with his bride
and rejoices in his good fortune to have won her to himself,
so Almighty God woos us, pursues us, rejoices over us
with joy and gladness that He has won us over, that we are His.
He delights in us. We are special to Him!)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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