“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten.” -Joel 2:25
I know men and women of extraordinary character who have gone through the consuming fire of pains and suffering: Joseph and Job in the Old Testament; Mohatma Ghandi of India, Nelson Mandela of South Africa…. Ah, there are many… The Blacks….I need to go back to my books to recall them…. They set a shining example of fortitude in the midst of darkness. And they emerged triumphant.
No matter what had happened, be it broken dreams, indignity, and poverty, God is able to restore. For that is the meaning of hope, redemption, and God’s faithfulness. God never fails, does He?