Words from the Heart for Friday July 27th, 2018
Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, Streaming to the goodness of the Lord— For wheat and new wine and oil, For the young of the flock and the herd; Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, And they shall sorrow no more at all.
Jeremiah 31:12 (NKJV)
Streaming to the Goodness of the Lord
The Lord showed Jeremiah this word picture of His nation in a future time of restored fruitfulness. The very landscape of their nation would change from despair to overflowing blessing. This promise of the Lord can be applied to desperate situations that require the power of God for change.
There are good April Fool’s jokes, and then there are great ones. On April 1, 2015, the Toronto Port Authority announced that the Walt Disney Company was bringing its magic north of the border. The Authority said that a proposal to transform Toronto Islands into a global entertainment destination was revealed during a press conference held at Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The $6.5-billion attraction, known as “Toronto Disney Resort,” was to be built on the site of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
I love watching parades. Throngs of people, lots of floats and bands, music and colour. There is no better way to celebrate a momentous occasion than with a parade. So it shouldn’t be surprising that when the people of Israel celebrate the goodness of God, they do so with a parade. We see it in Jeremiah 31:4, “Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, Streaming to the goodness of the Lord—For wheat and new wine and oil, For the young of the flock and the herd; Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, And they shall sorrow no more at all.” The Bible speaks often of a great day that is coming, when sin will be vanquished and God will establish His eternal kingdom. It is this moment that Jeremiah speaks about here. It will be celebrated with a great throng of the redeemed, from every nation and tongue, marching together to worship the Lord and celebrate His goodness. Will you be in this parade? You can be by placing your faith and trust in Jesus Christ to remove your sin and redeem your soul.
These have been words from the heart.