When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dream.
2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
3 The Lord has done great things for us;
we are glad.
4 Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
like streams in the Negeb!
5 Those who sow in tears
shall reap with shouts of joy!
6 He who goes out weeping,
bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
bringing his sheaves with him.
What would you restore to your life? Not winning the lottery. This is Restoration.
This is an important difference. God is telling us something important in what we would restore.
When we think of Heaven. God says this is a Restoration.
God has given us - we acknowledge - a taste of Heaven. Jesus said He could see a new Heaven and a new earth. Father God has given us all glimpses. Of what is possible in Him.
When you think of what you would restore. You have something of great worth. And very definite reason for gratitude.
What can you give Father God that He has not given you? Gratitude. An Earnest and Sincere, Contrite Heart. With Joy.
Father GOD. There is great privilege in Calling Upon You. You are God. Thank You. Amen.
31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him.
3 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”
35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36 And Jesus charged them to tell no one. But the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it.
37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
Thank You Father God, You are all knowing. Wise. A God of Restoration. In Jesus we set our Hopes. Dear God, Thank You for Our Blessings! Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †