Even though I was sitting in an empty church on Sunday night, it was wonderful to sense God with us all. It is a strange time for everybody, some isolated and others overloaded with work, all cut off from the assembling of God’s people, which can bring such stress. But he is calling on us to walk with sure feet, leaning on our Beloved. As the Spirit of God moved over the deep and brought life, so have I felt Him breathing over you, dear people, and I know that in house after house there is a gathering round the family altar, and prayers for the country and our congregations are going up before the thone of grace. Over every dwelling God would hover and create a covering. We may be passing through the Valley of Weeping, but afterward come the autumn rains.
You are all in my heart and spirit. I have your names before me that I may continually keep you in prayer.
With deep love, and may God bless you abundantly,
And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and a shining of a flaming fire by night: for above all the glory shall be a covering. (Isaiah 4:5 KJV; New Year Word 2007)
What joy for those whose strength comes from the LORD, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings. (Psalm 84:5-7)
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