THEY ARE MINE!
Heaven is the place of refuge, the home of harmony and the dwelling of love and light. In it no evil is found.
Heaven is the place where the lost, the least, the last and the lonely are loved. Each are loved regardless of their performance, regardless of their success. There is no measure placed upon their worthiness. Heaven simply claims, indeed bellows:
THEY ARE MINE!
God is reversing the walk of the lost, the least, the last and the lonely. He sees their rejection, feels their alienation and still records their tears. He has witnessed their injustice, knows their dishonor and shares their pain. As with an Israel enslaved in Egypt, their cries and thirsts rise to His throne.
It was never His intention that they should be harmed or hurt. His greatest desire is for their healing.
The healing of the nations is from the hope of heaven.
The Holy Spirit of Hope is flowing - He is pouring life-giving water into arid souls, across clouded minds and upon pierced spirits. Punctuated lives are being replaced by peaceful lives - healing arrives.
Peace is to become the mantle of the lost, the least, the last and the lonely.
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever. (Isaiah 55:12-13)
Today's Soul Snippet:
'If the whole world where changed into a globe of gold it could not fill the heart.' ~ Thomas Brooks
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#Today's edited SoulSnack originally appeared on SoulSupply's sister site MyParable as Of Punctuation & Peace.