Friday, January 10, 2014

Promised Land

“When the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and again choose Israel, and settle them in their own land, then strangers will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.  The peoples will take them along and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them as an inheritance in the land of the Lord as male and female servants; and they will take their captors captive and will rule over their oppressors.”  
 -Isaiah 14:1-2

I have been reading Isaiah lately.  In the midst of prophesied trouble I have been gripped by the promises of the Lord and His heart for all people. As I was reading the passage above, this poem was the song God wrote on my heart.

Let us laugh with gaiety in the Promised Land.
Let us sing praise with our lives.
Let us work with purpose.
Let us open our arms wide
    To all who want to join
    As we enjoy our inheritance.
We the chosen ones
   Who move with compassion
    Toward the poor and captive and blind and oppressed
    Bringing favor and freedom
    Sealed with the kiss of mercy and a humble Love.

Let it be.
Let it be.

Grace and peace be ours in abundance as we dance to the movements of the Holy Spirit who leads us in ways of compassion and love towards all he puts in our path.  May we be the hands and feet of Jesus bringing favor and freedom to each one.

Jessica :)

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