For about a month, I’ve been immersed in the early chapters of Genesis. My youngest son and I are working our way through Genesis together, and I also began a chronological through-the-Bible reading plan beginning in Genesis.
What a joy to be reminded that despite the sin and separation from God that resulted from the Fall, God freely offered restoration and redemption!
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. – Psalm 51:12
And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. – Luke 19:8
Through faith we are restored to paradise and created anew. – Martin Luther
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. – Lucille Ball
Nothing can save us but the restoration of our lost humility, the original and only true relationship of the creature to its God. – Andrew Murray
I am convinced that any attempt to restore harmony in the world can only rest on the renewal of personal responsibility. – Andrei Tarkovsky
That is what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again. – Walt Disney
May you have a most restorative Sunday! God bless you.