We are God’s Delight
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For Zionâ€™s sake I will not keep silent,
and for Jerusalemâ€™s sake I will not rest,
until her vindication shines out like the dawn,
and her salvation like a burning torch.
The nations shall see your vindication,
and all the kings your glory;
and you shall be called by a new name
that the mouth of the Lord will give.
You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate;
but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
and your land Married;
for the Lord delights in you,
and your land shall be married.
For as a young man marries a young woman,
so shall your builder marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, â€˜They have no wine.â€™ And Jesus said to her, â€˜Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.â€™ His mother said to the servants, â€˜Do whatever he tells you.â€™ Now standing there were six stone water-jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, â€˜Fill the jars with water.â€™ And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, â€˜Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.â€™ So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, â€˜Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.â€™ Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
17 January 2022 @ 5:02 am
Thanks so much Beth. You remind me of the depth of Godâ€™s love who delights in each one of us. You have stirred up in me deep gratitude and comfort- like being in Godâ€™s arms! Connie
17 January 2022 @ 5:57 am
Thank you Beth, for reminding me of God, The Lavish Lover who espouses all of creation! It is an invitation to compassionate kinship with all.
Peggy Devlin, OP
18 January 2022 @ 8:57 am
Beth – Again and again I am DELIGHTED by your message of Wisdom.
21 January 2022 @ 7:15 am
Thank you again fro your encouraging message. You are a delight!