Yet I will rejoice

Week beginning: 29th March, 2020 | By Michael Hawthorne | Canterbury

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the sheepfold and no cattle in the stalls,
yet will I rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Saviour.

Habakkuk 3: 17-18 (NIV)

At around the end of the sixth century BC the prophet Habakkuk understood from God that tough times were ahead. He saw that things would get worse before they improved. At the end of his oracle he ponders the situation where all seems to be gloomy an

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