"Come on, let's go back to God. He hurt us, but he'll heal us. He hit us hard, but he'll put us right again.
In a couple of days we'll feel better. By the third day he'll have made us brand-new, Alive and on our feet, fit to face him.
We're ready to study God, eager for God-knowledge. As sure as dawn breaks, so sure is his daily arrival. He comes as rain comes, as spring rain refreshing the ground."
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)