Camp Heartland Cross in snow 2Psalm 126

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.

Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the watercourses in the Negeb.
May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy.
Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.


Dear Lord,

As we greet this morning, may you help us dream, and then fill us with laughter.  For while we may feel sorrow as we confront the sins of the world and in our own lives, we know that in you, we will come home with shouts of joy.