Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
Today's Morsel: I've noticed that everyone seems to be looking for something. Some are looking for the economy to get better, others are looking for a better place to live or to get a better job. Some are looking for promotions, while are looking for a cure or remedy for their pain and suffering. Still others are looking for deliverance, freedom, acceptance, and peace. And there are even those who at one time or another who had a relationship with Jesus are now trying to reconnect to Him. What are you looking for. Peter said that as Christians, we are looking for that new heaven and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. They were looking for Jesus to return during their life time. Israel, which is a type and shadow of the church, had gotten themselves so far from the Lord that they didn't know what to do. They couldn't see the Lord at work in anything they were doing because the world had blinded their hearts. They had allowed the world's ways to overtake them and cause them to suffer for their lack of obedience to God and His Word. Many today are suffering for the same reason. "For without me you can do nothing saith the Lord: (John15:5). But thanks be to God that there are those who are saying, "Come, and let us return unto the LORD." There are many people who have made mistakes and strayed away from the Lord, but thanks be to God that they are coming to themselves and realizing that they need to come back to the Lord and allow Him to heal their broken-hearts and bind up their wounds. He is the only one that can revive the dead and raise them to walk in newness of life. What are you looking for?
Sing: Come and dine the Master calleth come and dine. You may feast at Jesus' table all the time. He who fed the multitude, turned the water into wine, to the hungry calleth now, come and dine.