“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 NIV
This promise, spoken over the Jews living in captivity, is a classic offer of hope to all who find themselves yearning for deliverance from oppressive situations.
God in His mercy wants to encourage us that this too shall pass and better days are coming, when we “will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.” Malachi 4:2 NLT
If that image isn’t a day brightener, what about this? – The opening scene from “The Sound of Music” with Maria jubilantly singing “The hills are alive, with the sound of music . . .”