When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
3 The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
As pilgrims traveled to Jerusalem, one of their songs was a “remembering song” --- their song of remembrance of God’s deliverance of His people.
Psalm 126:2b tells us that this act of deliverance of God’s people back to the promised land (their 2nd time to be delivered to this land) was one that caught the attention of the surrounding nations. Even the unbelieving ones gave God the credit saying that “the Lord has done great things for them.”
I take great comfort in this passage because of the seasons of my life that don’t seem to make sense—the seasons where I see no signs of harvest for the planting to which I devoted my time and energies. This is God’s way of reminding me “You will return to the place of my abundance with praise on your lips and with a blessing in your hand. And My Name will be glorified forever.”
Wife, Mother, Nurse
Littleton, Colorado, USA