Zephaniah 3:14-20 NIV
Sing, Daughter Zion; shout aloud, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The LORD, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm. On that day they will say to Jerusalem, “Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp. The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” “I will remove from you all who mourn over the loss of your appointed festivals, which is a burden and reproach for you. At that time I will deal with all who oppressed you. I will rescue the lame; I will gather the exiles. I will give them praise and honour in every land where they have suffered shame. At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honour and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes,” says the LORD.
Apart from all the good things like the profound goodness that God is with us; about God rescuing us; about God gathering his people in; apart from these amazing things; did you notice that God takes great delight in you and rejoices over you with singing. How about that God, yes, God rejoices over you and delights in you. How does that make you feel?
Lord God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, you delight in us. Thank you. You are worthy of our praise. We delight in you. We rejoice with singing over you. Amen.