Sing and Rejoice

Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.

Zechariah 2:10

I have noticed several verses in the books of the prophets that speak of the Lord “dwelling in the midst of His people” or “being in the midst of His people.”  All of these verses are connected with singing and rejoicing.  And I have to second that emotion.  What better thing to sing and rejoice about than the fact that the Lord is in the midst of His people?

The “daughters of Zion” here are singing and rejoicing because “lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee.”  This verse could be our motto.  We should be singing and rejoicing because God has come and is dwelling in the midst of us.  He lives in our hearts!  He came to us and died for us on the cross.  He rose from the dead for us.  He came to us when He convicted us of our sin and of our need for Him.  He is in the midst of us every day: helping us, encouraging us, sometimes chastening us, fellowshipping with us.  He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us.  He is ever in our midst.  He is literally coming again, and it may be soon.  Then He will literally and physically be in the midst of us.  What a thought!  What a great reason to sing and rejoice!

How often do we rejoice in these things?  How often do we sing praises to Him because our hearts are so full of love and gratitude?  How thankful are we?  I think we would all do well to meditate on all that He has done for us.  That will most certainly bring about some “singing and rejoicing!”

4 responses to this post.

  1. And may it be so!


  2. Ben, this really blessed me. Sometimes I get to considering this and that, but what could be better than remember He is with us? Thank you so much, and God bless you as you sing and rejoice today!


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