“I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!
Watch what comes next: I’ll bring my people back from the north country And gather them up from the ends of the earth, gather those who’ve gone blind And those who are lame and limping, gather pregnant women, Even the mothers whose birth pangs have started, bring them all back, a huge crowd!
The people will climb up Zion’s slopes shouting with joy, their faces beaming because of GOD’s bounty– Grain and wine and oil, flocks of sheep, herds of cattle. Their lives will be like a well-watered garden, never again left to dry up.
Young women will dance and be happy, young men and old men will join in. I’ll convert their weeping into laughter, lavishing comfort, invading their grief with joy.
I’ll make sure that their priests get three square meals a day and that my people have more than enough.”
Jer 31:3,8,12-14, Message Bible