Are you ready for some good news?
God never lets the rubble of your life go to waste—He builds your life on top of the ruins.
With their homeland overtaken, their cities sacked and their temple destroyed, the Hebrew exiles in Babylon received a remarkable word:
“This is what the Lord says: ‘… the city will be rebuilt on her ruins….’” (Jeremiah 30:18, NIV)
In ancient times, settlers often rebuilt cities atop the old ruins of a former city. Scholars point to a number of common-sense reasons that ancient civilizations liked to build new cities over the old ruins:
It makes me think of the restoration God brings in our lives. Think about it:
Global pandemic may maraud us, leaving rubble in its wake. But God rebuilds atop the ruins. And that’s the Gospel!