1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is over, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins.
3 A voice cries out: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.
5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken."
One of my boys made me a card before I leave for prison. As you can imagine this is a very painful process. I hope I have raised my boys to be God fearing, loveable and respectable men. The note my son gave me read as follows:
“I will miss you soooooo much over the next four years, but I know you want us to be be strong and to help mom. I know some days I will be angry and some days I will be happy. I just have to make the best of it. Love, Z”