Return of the Ransomed
(Isaiah 48:16-22; 49:1-26; 50:1-11)
Singing into Zion
I love the promise contained in the Messianic prophecies of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah. How the Lord’s people must have eagerly awaiting His coming.
Isaiah spoke of the release of the captives and their triumphant return into Zion, the City of the Lord. Although Isaiah’s prophecy was fulfilled historically, these lines will ring true again in the fulfillment of God’s time. When the Lord calls His people to the New Jerusalem, will we not echo the victorious song of the children of Israel?
How blessed are we, that He has already come and that He has promised to come again. May we anticipate His arrival with great joy. May God prepare us for His advent. May we greet the Lord with great gladness, filled with the faith that comes from Him. May He be the focus of our attention and devotion.
The ransomed of the Lord will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
Here’s a poem the Lord gave to me today. May God bless you, as He guides you today and always.
Returning in Joy
I wonder why our lifelines lie,
As we seek absent alibi.
We need not glance
At second chance,
For victory is nearly nigh.
In gladness greatest, may we find
Our sorrows lost, our hearts refined.
He calls us out
From shame and doubt
To crown us with His perfect mind.
No planning may we purpose past
Jehovah’s purpose – it will last.
May we rejoice
To hear His voice
And find our faith holds ever fast.
Will you pray with me?
You have promised
That Your victory is already won.
All Your words are ever true.
Grant us Your joy,
As we seek Your promises
May we hold Your banner
of love and truth
Posted for a variety of prompts:
Easy Street Prompts (“lifelines”)
Heads or Tails (“where” or “wear”)
Totally Optional Prompts (“spontaneity” or “planning”)