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Ezekiel 43:1-12. The spirit lifted me up, and brought me into the inner court; and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.
The prophet Ezekiel has seen a vision of the restoration of the temple. In today’s reading, he sees the point at which the glory of God returns. Ezekiel prophesied to a people in exile and the vision assured them that, though they lived in exile and despair now, it would not always be that way. They would return home, the temple would be rebuilt, and God’s glory would be restored to its rightful place. Though they suffered now, all would eventually be well.
Like the exiles, we too have times of despair and times when we feel like we are not at home in this world. God promises that, no matter how hard things are today, we will eventually find our home in God and all shall be well. Sometimes it is hard to see. Sometimes it is easy to forget. Maybe every one of us should wear these words on our arm?