the hills be shaken,
but my love for you will never leave you
and my covenant of peace with you will never be shaken,
says the Lord who takes pity on you.
Years ago, wrote the old radio guy, there was a station in New York City that was renowned for constantly changing its programming. The station's call letters were WPIX, the FM sister of the TV station owned at that time by the Daily News. At one point, 'PIX decided to try a "love songs" soft pop approach and it worked fairly well for them. What I recall, and why I bring this up here, is the ad campaign for the station. " Your 'X' wants you back!!!" was the slogan. So as I read Isaiah this morning, what pops into my mind? Yep. "Your 'X' wants you back."
Sorry. Old radio guys think this way.
What is this season all about? Your Ex wants you back. 'PIX wanted its listeners back one more time, and our Creator wants us back as well, and he wants us back forever. So we have the promise of love and the delivery of love in Jesus Christ.
Your Ex wants you back. Actually, the Ex should be us, Ex as in "Exile." We are in exile. We are looking for that love. We are working our way back. And He is making it very, very possible.
So, widen the tents in these remaining days of Advent. Make room for the Ex who wants you back.