The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you but will rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)

“Out of habit over the years, any time I pick up a new Bible, Zephaniah 3:17 is usually the first verse I turn to and read. This Scripture has always been one of my favorite verses, initially because I was drawn to the image of our Lord lovingly singing over His children with delight! Additionally, the victorious tone here inspires much confidence and hope and serves as a reminder that we face nothing alone; our mighty God, our Savior, is present in and among us … rejoicing!”