Friday, 20 September 2019
Jeremiah 33:10-11 Thus says the LORD: In this place of which you say, 'It is a waste without man or beast,' in the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are desolate, without man or inhabitant or beast, there shall be heard again the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing, as they bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD: 'Give thanks to the LORD of hosts, for the LORD is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!' For I will restore the fortunes of the land as at first, says the LORD.
Here is the first in a series of promises to bring restoration and repair to situations that seem impossible. In the ruins of the city, the broken down buildings, the desolation and empty ruins, God will bring families and worshippers, rejoicing before Him. A place where no-one could imagine getting married, will become one again a chosen venue for weddings and celebrations. God likes celebration and rejoicing, singing and laughter. And He is in the restoration business!