Oaks of Righteousness

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,

to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,

and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning,and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Isaiah 61:1-4(NIV)

JW believes: God rebuilds. Whatever life and people have taken from you-from me, one day God will restore. We will be called "oaks of righteousness" because of his restoration. For his glory, we will be solid and uncompromised in eternity.


  1. I am living proof of this!

    Have a blessed day, my friend.

  2. Always an inspiring and uplifting post to ponder for the day. Thanks. Hope your day brings you good health and happiness.

  3. These are wonderfully inspiring words.

  4. Thanks so much for your words of wisdom this morning, Teresa!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  5. I like this. Sometimes I feel strong and solid like the trunk of an oak tree. Sometimes I feel like a leaf blowing in the wind.

  6. JW, Just LOVE your blog and really needed this today. Reminds me of the years that the locusts ate scripture.

    Belated Happy Birthday. I was at Best Friend's out in the boonies and had really bad dial-up.

    Sigh. MISSED YOU!

  7. Yes, so true, and I might add: In His time. We impatient humans want things right away. Sometimes we need to wait, but restoration will come to those who are faithful.


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