These chapters are filed with imagery. I suppose I could look up all the specs in a commentary, but that’s now what caught my eye today.

I was drawn to end of Ezekiel 9:4

“Go through the streets of Jerusalem and put a mark on the forehead of everyone who is in anguish over the outrageous obscenities being done in the city.”

I think it’s because lately I’ve been in anguish. I watch the news and my heart weeps, my daughter comes home from school and tells me of the lives of her classmates and it weeps more, I read articles and statuses and I have no more tears to cry. It is hard to be of good courage these dark days.

Yet I know that the days of the OT prophets were just as dark as my view of our world today so, in a way, it brings me solace. God spoke to men in those days and brought hope. Perhaps He is still speaking today? Perhaps there is hope?

There must be.

There MUST be.

He cared about the weeping hearts, the ones who carried the anguish, He marked them and gave them hope.

John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

When my husband and I were married, this is he song we left with the congregation. It’s inspiring and hopeful.