August 24: Gathering and Return of the Jewish people

We don’t know from the context of Isaiah’s words what was the danger Israel was facing.  Regardless, her desperate cry reminds God of His faithfulness in the past and His promise for the future.

Isaiah 51:9-11

Awake, awake, arm of the Lord,
    clothe yourself with strength!
Awake, as in days gone by,
    as in generations of old.
Was it not you who cut Rahab to pieces,
    who pierced that monster through?
Was it not you who dried up the sea,
    the waters of the great deep,
who made a road in the depths of the sea
    so that the redeemed might cross over?
Those the Lord has rescued 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. (NIV)

PRAISE GOD FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS TO ISRAEL PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE!

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