They shall no longer be a spoil for the nations,
And the beasts of the earth shall not devour them;
They shall dwell secure and untroubled.
I shall establish for them a planting of renown;
They shall no more be carried off by famine,
And they shall not have to bear again
The taunts of the nations.
They shall know that I the Lord their God
Am with them and they,
The House of Israel, are My people—
Declares the Lord God.
For you, My flock, flock that I tend, are men;
And I am your God—declares the Lord God.
The Middle East is wild and beautiful and full of great contrasts: lush green valleys, burning barren deserts; lofty mounts, the lowest sea on earth; the mighty Jordan and the unpredictable wadi’s; flowers and thorns — but the most glorious thing of all are the stars that can be seen in the desert night sky. With no city lights for hundreds of miles around, there is no barrier between you and the witness of God’s existence, power and promise. Those 200 million+ galaxies that hang over your head bearing down with the weight of their glory and God’s power also hold a promise – Abraham’s seed would be as numerous as the stars. Wild and beautiful waxes and wanes but God doesn’t reneg on his promises.
The Lord is coming!