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Friday, July 26, 2013

Mourning into Dancing

“Mother”, Miriam said, “This is hopeless,
The situation gets worse by the day,
And you still want me to believe,
That the Messiah   will work miracles in this day and age”? Miriam asked, angrily,
“Patience my child, people are praying everywhere,
There is prophecy and confirmation, the time has come.
Our mourning will turn to joy”. mother replied, 
“Rubbish, you just say that to comfort me, mother”.
“I am so scared that I will land up as the king’s concubine,
Seeing the way he was eyeing me yesterday”.
“There is so much bondage in this place,
We are just toiling for nothing and we are just about surviving,
I don’t want to live another day!”.
“Hush, child, have faith, God’s word does not lie”, mother replied.
The night silence was broken by shouts of battle cry,
People shivered in their homes while their land was ripped apart,by an unknown side.
Daybreak, they waited, too scared to move,
Until they heard the voices of the shepherd boys,
“God has given our land into the hands of His people,
Our cruel king and his army lies died!”
"Hail to the Messiah, who is faithful to His word and His promises!” they cried,
People rushed out of their homes.
Miriam leaping in the air with joy,
“Mother” she yelled, “The Word is true”, “Yes it is”, mother replied too overjoyed to speak,
“The Lord has turned our mourning into dancing!”
11 For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the Lord, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord. Jeremiah 31:11-14 KJV

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