Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
The prophet wrote of a day when the remnant and residue of God's people would experience removal of their past sorrows and the time when the trauma of their fears would be abated. What event would bring this to pass? Ah, it is “the Lord thy God who is in the midst of thee.” His arrival will be punctuated by His might. What a thought: His might in our midst.
The world points to the might of athletes, politicians, and nations. The day will come when the world will only have one direction to point toward. The Lord is in our midst; their pointing will turn from a horizontal direction to a vertical one.
Yet the greatest thrill for this servant of the Word is the rapturous thought of being serenaded by the Lord of Glory. His delivery from all evil (v15) leads to eternal moments of rejoicing over the remnant, a resting in His love and then the moment when the LORD our God releases the joy of His heart that has come from this reunion of the remnant with their Redeemer and serenades us with the song on his heart.
The very thought of being serenaded by the Sovereign elicits hope of a day better than this one.