Come back, we beg you, O God of Heaven's Armies. Look down from heaven and see our plight. Take care of this grapevine that you yourself have planted, this son you have raised for yourself. For we are chopped up and burned by our enemies. May they perish at the sight of your frown. Strengthen the man that you love, the son of your choice. Then we will never abandon you again. Revive us so we can call on your name once more. Turn us again to yourself, O Lord God of Heaven's Armies. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved. Psalm 80: 14 -19 NLT
Revive us so that we can call on your name once more!
I wonder why we have to be revived to call on God's name. Perhaps if we are dull and lifeless, we have no reason to call. If we are beaten down, carrying a heavy load and seeing no hope in life, it would be hard to have the energy to call on God's name. In the midst of depression, it is hard to see a life without that overwhelming sadness. We can't understand that someone is there to rescue us.
But if we are refreshed and revived, we can see hope and love. We know that God is there and that God loves us. Calling on God's name is therefore not a struggle but a joy and a necessity
God, revive us to call on your name once more! In the name of the Risen Savior, Amen.
Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims