This week Syria has been very much in the news. Now the task of rebuilding will begin and as people return to their homes they will find the vision of Jeremiah.

“I looked on the earth, and lo, it was waste and void;
and to the heavens, and they had no light.
I looked on the mountains, and lo, they were quaking,
and all the hills moved to and fro.
I looked, and lo, there was no one at all,
and all the birds of the air had fled.
I looked, and lo, the fruitful land was a desert,
and all its cities were laid in ruins
before the Lord, before his fierce anger.”

(Jer. 4 23-26)