You who dwell in the dust,
wake up and shout for joy. (Isa_26:19)
 We cannot even imagine the singing for joy and the shouts of victory when Christ comes for His own, when the righteous saints come forth in new and glorified bodies.
Surrounding the conference grounds at Glen Rocks, Ontario, are thousands and thousands of wild canaries—a part of the goldfinch family. They have always intrigued me. As long as they are feeding in large flocks, they are quiet and receive little attention. But stir them up with some kind of activity, and they all begin to sing together even as they fly away. That is my illustration—drawn from Isaiah’s imagery. It is a picture of what the saints of God are going to do on the resurrection morning.
Rise and sing, you who dwell in the dust!
 I bow my head and continue to pray with the humble writer of the Revelation: “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!”

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