When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then it was said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us,
and we rejoiced.
Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
like the watercourses in the Negeb.
May those who sow in tears
reap with shouts of joy.
Those who go out weeping,
bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
carrying their sheaves.” NRSV
“The Lord has done great things for us and we rejoiced.” This is the joy that should distinguish those called “the righteousness of God” from the rest of the world.
We are included in the “righteousness of God!” I wonder how many of the unrighteous can see the difference God is making in our lives?
Be a blessing to someone today!