God Will Gather from All Directions
Today's reading is a promise from God to restore the Jews to Jerusalem after exile in Babylon. God will gather those scattered by war and allow them to live freely as God's people. As in the past, God will make a way, whether through the desert or through a sea -- a reminder of God's care during the Exodus. Most importantly, this restoration is what God wants, so there is nothing that can prevent it from happening.
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