“They shall build up the ancient ruins,they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.”
We are in the ruins right now, in many ways, because of the pandemic. There is a history of people rebuilding after devastation. The people Isaiah spoke to had to repair their country after it was destroyed by decades of war. Rebuilding is hard, because first you have to mourn the loss. Then somehow you have to make the transition from mourning to hope for the future. Only then can you muster up the motivation and determination to let go of the past and focus on the future. How many things in our lives require that same transition? And where does our hope come from? Our hope comes from the promise of God that we have a good future. When we trust in that promise then we have what it takes to rebuild our lives, our society, our families our health and whatever else has experienced devastation. God’s hope be with you!