The Lord Be With You Today!
They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the Lord;
(The Lord declares we are His and we belong to Him.
He has ransomed us from slavery and sin.
As His Own, He will name us and has chosen to call us His holy one,
His person, His beloved, His redeemed, His very Own, His son, His daughter.
We belong to Him because He has made claim to us!
When He calls us, when He redeems us, He names us Holy and Redeemed,
not because of our actions, but because of His declaration and work in us.)
and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted.
(Just as weary travelers seek a refuge and place of rest,
so we who are called by His Name are a city to which
others come because they see peace and prosperity and blessing in our lives.
Because God Himself has chosen us, sought after us, pursued us,
the “city” of our life is no longer in desolation and despair,
no longer defeated and isolated, no longer enslaved.
Though we may face harsh circumstances today,
though we may have felt deserted and alone,
the Lord declares that He has been with us, pursuing us, seeking us,
and working on our behalf even in and through the difficulties.
He has wrapped us in His love and forgiveness and provision and support.
He is the answer to everything going on in our life today!)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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