This morning's reading had me in Jeremiah 31 and 32. This portion of text warmed my soul.
10 “Hear the word of the Lord, O nations,
and declare it in the coastlands far away;
say, ‘He who scattered Israel will gather him,
and will keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.’
11 For the Lord has ransomed Jacob
and has redeemed him from hands too strong for him.
12 They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion,
and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord,
over the grain, the wine, and the oil,
and over the young of the flock and the herd;
their life shall be like a watered garden,
and they shall languish no more.
13 Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance,
and the young men and the old shall be merry.
I will turn their mourning into joy;
I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.
14 I will feast the soul of the priests with abundance,
and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness,
declares the Lord.”
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Je 31:10–14). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
Father, turn our mourning to joy and our sorrows to gladness. You are always good and faithful. Help us to continually see your provision, and may we be radiant because of your goodness to us. Amen.