Dearly Beloved, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Jeremiah 30:19, “Then out of them shall proceed thanksgiving, and the voice of those who make merry. I will multiply; them and they shall not diminish. I will also glorify them and they shall not be small.”
From the above context we understand that our God cares for His people. So He says that He will make them to be very numerous even though they dwell in tents. God says, “I will glorify them, I will put honour upon them everywhere they go. This will be a very great change for them as they are now despised all over the earth.”
God is so concerned about the people of Israel. After their captivity they dwelt in tents in the wilderness. But God knew they will rebuild the city and establish themselves, in palaces of Jerusalem and in walled cities. They will no longer offer ceremonial sacrifices as in their past days. Rather they would be more thankful for the divine favours shown to them by God. They will now engage in sacrifices of praise and thanks giving only which they will attend with great mirth and melody.
God says, that out of their mouth shall proceed thanksgiving, and they will make merry because God will multiply them and bless them. They will not diminish in their number and will not be considered small for the Lord will glorify them. He will magnify them and exalt them as He has chosen them for His good purpose. The Psalmist says, “All the saints will join together in solemn praise and thanksgiving. When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion they were like those who dream, and their mouth was filled with laughter, and their tongue with singing. Then they said, among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them”. The Lord has done great things for us. And we are glad. They said unto God, “Oh Lord Bring back our captivity as the streams in the south. For those who sow in tears will reap in joy.”
In the same manner until today, may be you, your children, your husband or your dear and near ones, may have been trapped into some kind of captivity. You may be tied to some kind of bad habits like being addicted to alcohol, smoking, or addicted to face book, or any form of sinful habits. Until this day they might have been a failure, in their studies career, business or in their family life. Today God is releasing you and your children from the hold of such captivity. And once they are released from their captivity there will be rejoicing and singing in your houses. God always desires that His children live in peace, harmony, and fellowship. Joy is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. It’s the emotion we feel when life is good. God wants to turn your sorrow into joy.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank You for turning our captivity. For putting song in our mouth. For considering our affliction and delivering us from our foes. Help us to rejoice in the power of your glory. May we praise and thank you for all your goodness towards us.