The time is surely coming, says the LORD, when the one who plows shall overtake the one who reaps, and the treader of grapes the one who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it. I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant them upon their land, and they shall never again be plucked up out of the land that I have given them, says the LORD your God.
Reflection. What a restoration project. A completely restored country and people. A time of security, profligate plenty, and restored fortune. It is worth realising that this is God's promise and will for a people who had rebelled against Him.
Now follows a greater restoration: you and me restored to a relationship with the Father, through the Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Israel's restoration would be great. Ours is greater still. We are saved!
Prayer. Lord God Almighty, the Holy Trinity, thank you for restoring us. Amen.