Heaven is celebrating! There is rejoicing over the faithful. The Lord of Heaven smiles over you because you have been faithful and you remain faithful, even now: even as you stare at the ruins of what once was.
Despite the barrenness that surrounds, you have faithfully defied the enemy. You have resisted the temptation to lose heart or to give up.
Soon your shouts of defiance at the one who seeks to deceive and steal will become a shout of praise and celebration, as the faithful of God join together in thankfulness. Rejoice and be thankful because our Christ is victorious! The Victor is coming to bring restoration to his people, his church.
This is what the LORD says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without men or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither men nor animals, there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the LORD.