In Joel 2:25‑26 the Lord says to the people of Israel after they had been devastated by a great plague: “I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten. . . .My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the Lord your God.” God was telling Israel that even though they were being judged, in the near future He was going to give them a fresh start.
In today’s lesson we are going to look at how Jacob, after living almost 30 years outside of the Promised Land, is going to finally returns home, and the Lord is going to give him a fresh start. The Lord is the God of fresh starts, and no matter how far we have fallen, He desires to pick us up and give us a fresh start!