The Lord’s ransomed ones will return and enter Zion with singing,
with everlasting joy upon their heads.
Happiness and joy will overwhelm them;
grief and groaning will flee away.
Like a musical instrument perfectly tuned, prophets let God use their minds and mouths to speak for God. There are so many voices on TV that have nothing to do with what God wants to say; we need others to tell us the message of God’s love and God’s heart.
Isaiah has been telling God’s people and other nations what will happen for being so disobedient. This hardly made him very popular! But today’s chapter is totally different. Every verse is about a future of happiness, peace and healing. It’s going to happen, because real prophets always tell the truth.
Like a great gush of water, the Holy Spirit is poured out on all of us, young and old with the gift of being able to speak for God. This is because Jesus’ blood was poured out on the cross and then he rose from the dead. God’s love never dies!
Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…
Being strong and not in fear v. 4
The lame leaping like a deer v. 6
Springs gushing in the desert v. 6
The Highway of Holiness v. 8
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