So there is hope for your descendants,” declares the Lord. “Your children will return to their own land. – Jeremiah 31:17 NIV
God gives up hope of a brighter future.
What does it mean to return to our own land?
Homecoming brings to mind nostalgic memories of football games won at the home court, Homecoming dances, and Homecoming kings and queens.
Although the Children of Israel have suffered many displacements throughout history, returning to their home is essentially returning to Jesus, the God of their Fathers.
The Lord knows our history. He loves and accepts us anyway. He loves us no matter where we are. He is with us. Amen.