The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. NIV
Those are beautiful words, but the exciting thing about them is that they are being fulfilled in this generation, in our lifetime. I’ve seen the outworking of those words. I had the privilege to be living in Jewish Jerusalem in May 1948, when the state of Israel was reborn after two thousand years.
The Lord is today building up Jerusalem. He is gathering the exiles of Israel. He’s healing the brokenhearted and binding up their wounds. That’s good news for all who will turn to God. It’s good news for God’s people, Israel. It’s good news for the church of Jesus Christ, because the same God that is gathering Israel is gathering the church back to Himself, bringing us into our inheritance, healing our wounds, binding up our broken hearts.
There’s a ministry of the Holy Spirit today that’s something very special – it’s a ministry to the brokenhearted. It’s a ministry to those who are wounded in their hearts. If you carry a wound inside you, turn to God, say, “God, this is a time of restoration; it’s a time of regathering. You are healing the brokenhearted. You are binding up their wounds. Lord, You know that wound I’ve carried so long in my heart; will You heal me?”
And the invisible finger of God, the Holy Spirit, will reach down where no surgeon can reach and touch that wounded place in your life and bring you healing and restoration.