God Rejoices over Israel

Isaiah 62:5.
 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

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This is a very tender picture, the bridegroom rejoicing over his pure bride with protective, loving delight. As a young man marries a virgin, so will the sons of Israel come back to and marry (be united with) the rest of Israel and their land Palestine.

As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so God will rejoice over His eternal people and their land when the are eternally united.

In June, Terry and I will have been married for 50 years. I remember as if it were yesterday the expression on his face as I walked down the aisle toward him holding my dad’s arm. What I didn’t know is that the look of love, hope, expectation and rejoicing would never change. Of course we have had our times of struggle and not being happy with each other. That is normal in the best of marriages. But when the love is true and faithful, that sense of protection and caring that the bridegroom offers his bride never goes away.

So is the rejoicing of God when His people Israel finally turn to Him forever, never turning back to idols and other gods. The joy that a married couple feels here, now, will be like a tiny candle compared to the bonfire of rejoicing in the heart of God when Israel returns to Him forever.

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