Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mighty One in Your Midst!

Sing, O Daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice, be in high spirits and glory with all your heart, O Daughter of Jerusalem [in that day].

For then it will be that the Lord has taken away the judgments against you; He has cast out your enemy. The King of Israel, even the Lord Himself, is in the midst of you; and after He has come to you, you shall not experience or fear evil any more.

In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear not, O Zion. Let not your hands sink down or be slow and listless.

The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.

I will gather those belonging to you [those Israelites in captivity] who yearn and grieve for the solemn assembly [and the festivals], on whom [their exile and inability to attend services at Jerusalem have brought derision and] the reproach of it is a burden.

Behold, at that time I will deal with all those who afflict you; I will save the limping ones and gather the outcasts and will make them a praise and a name in every land of their shame.

At that time I will bring you in; yes, at that time I will gather you, for I will make you a name and a praise among all the nations of the earth when I reverse your captivity before your eyes, says the Lord.
(Zephaniah 3:14-20)

(The current scripture knocking my socks off! ;-)


Camille said...

Wonderful passage of Scripture Michelle! Thanks for sharing it with us. How beautiful that the LORD is making these things come to life in YOU!! How precious a Saviour HE is!

What is the reference?? I would love to meditate on that passage too. Thanks!

With Love,

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Oops! I put it in there, Camille ;-) Thanks for asking. Have a lovely day!!

Camille said...

Oh thanks Michelle! I am looking forward to digging into it! :)

Have a lovely day!