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The Last Word Hasn’t Yet Been Spoken

January 7, 2009

We spend so much time getting caught up in the midst of our stories that we forget the ending.

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“And that’s when God’s Branch will sprout green and lush. The produce of the country will give Israel’s survivors something to be proud of again. Oh, they’ll hold their heads high! Everyone left behind in Zion, all the discards and rejects in Jerusalem, will be reclassified as “holy”-alive and therefore precious. God will give Zion’s women a good bath. He’ll scrub the bloodstained city of its violence and brutality, purge the place with a firestorm of judgment.

Then God will bring back the ancient pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night and mark Mount Zion and everyone in it with his glorious presence, his immense, protective presence, shade from the burning sun and shelter from the driving rain.”

-Isaiah 4:2-6 (The Message)

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Tangled and weighed down as we are in the stories that each of us find ourselves in, it is essential to remember that we are promised a redemptive, healing, resurrected ending: an ending that speaks of grace, of forgiveness, of purification and of neverending oneness with the One who loves us.

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