Sunday, February 19, 2017
The Secret Garden Chronicles - "Sing and Rejoice, O Daughter..."
10. "Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion!
For behold, I Am coming and I will dwell in your midst,"
says the Lord.
11. Many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day
and they shall become My people.
And I will dwell in your midst.
Then you will know that the Lord of Hosts has sent Me to you.
12. And the Lord will take possession of Judah as His inheritance
in the Holy Land,
and will again choose Jerusalem.
13. Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord,
for He is aroused from His Holy habitation!"
Just let these words sink down deep into your heart today, my friends. There is something very powerful and beautiful in these words of the Prophet Zechariah. I won't attempt to interpret or explain the timing of this prophecy...I'll leave that up to the theologians. However, if you pay attention to current world events, primarily in the land of Zion, i.e., Israel, one can't help but feel a tingle of excitement and anticipation, especially in reading verses 12-13. The Lord directed my reading to these passages as I sat silently in His Presence in the Secret Garden...and it blessed my heart...and I pray it will be a blessing to you as well as you ponder the significance of these words. You might even find yourself wanting to "Sing and Rejoice, O daughter!!"
Note: These photos were taken today on a hike to "Davenport Landing" on the Ocklawaha River near Salt Springs, FL. We are currently enjoying a visit with our grandson here from Maine, and this is a part of what we did as a family today. I hope you will enjoy the peace of serenity of this place as you ponder what the Lord is doing in our midst during these days. Also, these photos are the same place as a previous post, "Like A River Glorious", but if you compare the two you can tell the difference in foliage between today and the previous post that was originally posted in April of last year. Waiting for the leaves to come back on the trees...but it is still such a "glorious" place to spend time with the Lord.