Zephaniah 3:14-16 Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more. On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands grow weak. * * * * * * This passage of scripture from Zephaniah spends alot of time telling the people what God has done and what God will do. God has taken and turned, it says. God will rejoice, renew, exult, remove, deal with, save, gather, change, bring, gather, make, and restore. All it asks of us is to sing, stop being afraid and keep our hands busy. Sounds like a plan. * * * * * * * Keep us in your will and on your way, Lord. Amen.