“Then I will make up to you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten” (Joel 2:25).
God, through his prophet, long ago gave the assurance of restoration. Messianic hopes and expectations were fulfilled in the incarnation of God in Christ. It was his response to a crying, broken, crushed, and oppressed people. The promise of a resurrected life is a gift that takes us beyond the wounds of a painful past.