Zephaniah 3: 14 – 17.
As we continue to engage with the theme of “connecting with God”, and so knowing His restoration and renewal, today we add thoughts about joy and reassurance. We’ve moved forwards 200 years from Nehemiah’s preparation for the people of the Lord to return to Jerusalem from exile. Now we’re with Zephaniah who balances warnings about judgement to come on the “Day of the Lord”, with words of love, joy and assurance being spoken over those who have experienced their connectedness with God, and their restoration and renewal through Him.
We will be hearing about the work of Meninadanca in Brazil where being able to connect with God as Father needs transformation of heart and mind – a total act of restoration and renewal.