For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace,
And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
Until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness,
And the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness,
And all kings thy glory:
And thou shalt be called by a new name,
Which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord,
And a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
So why does God even take the time to purify those things which He loves? Does He do it to testify
of His own capacity to redeem broken things? Does He purge His creation to grow stronger blossoms of His own grace?
“And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory:and thou shalt be called
by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.” (Isaiah 62:2) A new and renewed Jerusalem gets to be a shining testimony of exactly how good God is!
Righteousness and glory will shine forth from God’s chosen city to advertise His ability to give every disappointment a second chance…a new hope.