I will build you up again, and you, Virgin Israel, will be rebuilt. Again you will take up your timbrels and go out to dance with the joyful.  Again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria; the farmers will plant them and enjoy their fruit.  There will be a day when watchmen cry out on the hills of Ephraim, ‘Come, let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.’ ”
So often we tend to look back to “the good old days” but the Lord points us forward to the great hope that lies ahead! His everlasting love longs for fruitfulness and joy for us when we have Jesus at the centre of everything we do. Today we can know a little touch of that coming joy if we allow him to direct our way – remember that he loves you and wants your life to be fruitful today!
Lord Jesus, help us to sing even in the middle of the storms as point others to you!