Arise, shine Jerusalem

"... for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
"Lift up your eyes and look about you:
All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm.
Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come.
Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the LORD...

"Who are these that fly along like clouds, like doves to their nests?
Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, bringing your sons from afar, with their silver and gold,
to the honor of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.

Levanta-te, crê, espera...
A promessa do Senhor ai está: abundante, viva, eficaz!
Tantas vezes me apetece desistir, abandonar, não crer mais.
Mas Ele volta e repete a Palavra da minha ressurreição... que faço? Eis-me aqui Senhor, espero na Tua eterna fidelidade!