After His touch

Isaiah 61:1-4 (ESV)

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
[
    he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
    and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;[b]
 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
    and the day of vengeance of our God;
    to comfort all who mourn;
to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
    to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
    the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
    the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.[c]
 They shall build up the ancient ruins;
    they shall raise up the former devastations;
they shall repair the ruined cities,
    the devastations of many generations.

After His touch

Now I am healed

I live to tell the story

Of a savior who paid my debt

Who cleans my wounds and pours oil on them

Who binds my wounds

Saying, “you will be called a oaks of righteousness,
    the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.
 you shall build up the ancient ruins;
    you shall raise up the former devastations;
you shall repair the ruined cities,
    the devastations of many generations.”

Those who were broken hearted now rebuild the walls

How things turn around

What was meant for evil

Jesus has turned it for good

For His glory

In prayer and repentance

We can build repair the ruins

By God’s help.

The wounded and the broken hearted

Have become the builders

What a mystery

They partner with Him now

In His work of restoration

Blessed be His name

Selah

© 2021 Catherine Maina

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