Out of mourning into joy

2 Kings 8:3-6
It came to pass, at the end of seven years, that the woman returned from the land of the Philistines; and she went to make an appeal to the king for her house and for her land. Then the king talked with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, “Tell me, please, all the great things Elisha has done.” Now it happened, as he was telling the king how he had restored the dead to life, that there was the woman whose son he had restored to life, appealing to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, “My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life.” And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed a certain officer for her, saying, “Restore all that was hers, and all the proceeds of the field from the day that she left the land until now.”

We thank You, Lord, for the gift of Your Son. You have blotted out our transgressions for Your own sake. Your remember our sins no more. You have not dealt with us according to our sins, nor repaid us according to our iniquities. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is Your steadfast love toward those who fear You, as far as the east is from the west.
The joy of the Lord is our strength! We thank You for the new life that You are giving to our children in this Jubilee year! We thank You for the restoration of our inheritance. We thank You for the prodigals coming to their senses and returning to You. How great is Your love. Amen.
Isaiah 43:25-26, Psalm 103:10-12, Nehemiah 8:10

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