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Read Jeremiah 31:7-9


Read Jeremiah 31:7-9

7 The LORD says,
     “Sing with joy for Israel,
     the greatest of the nations.
     Sing your song of praise,
     ‘The LORD has saved his people;
     he has rescued all who are left.’
     8      I will bring them from the north
     and gather them from the ends of the earth.
     The blind and the lame will come with them,
     pregnant women and those about to give birth.
     They will come back a great nation.
     9      My people will return weeping,
     praying as I lead them back.
     I will guide them to streams of water,
     on a smooth road where they will not stumble.
     I am like a father to Israel,
     and Ephraim is my eldest son.” 


The promise of return from exile is fulfilled; powerful kings like Xerxes sponsored the return of many Jews to Jerusalem.  In the New Testament Jerusalem is different; Jerusalem is heaven coming down to Earth - but the promise is still the same - as we long for the day when we will be reunited in God's Kingdom.


Lord help me to hear the angel chorus of hope as I go about my day to day tasks.

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