Let It Be

When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, ‘The LORD has done great things for them.’ the LORD has done great things for us, and we rejoiced.” (Psalm 126:1-3 NRSV)

Let it be.

The image of a displaced, battered, weary people, returning home to Zion in a dream-like state.

“Can this really be happening?” “Somebody pinch me.” “This is too good to be true.”

It has been so long. Do I remember the Zion my heart calls home?

With an expectant heart I cry: Let it be.

What a strange fantasy – to be lost in wonder and pure delight.

To be overflowing with laughter and shouting with joy:

The Lord has done great things!

I cannot fashion any more words than these: Let it be.

I am tired. I am weary. I am broken down. But I am not forgotten.

I know you are my Deliverer, the Giver of new songs.

Distant drums sound freedom’s call…

Let it be.


6 thoughts on “Let It Be

  1. “I am tired. I am weary. I am broken down. But I am not forgotten.” What a comfort to know that He remembers my name.

    1. Yes, Joe, and verse 5 affirms, “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” I’m overjoyed to be a fellow sojourner with you, a man of God whose heart is set on sowing seeds of hope.

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