He turns exile into ecstasy, and banishment into bliss.
Mourning to joy
Weeping to laughing
Orphans to sons
Outsiders to insiders
Death to life
Wilderness to paradise
4 But God, with the unfathomable richness of His love and mercy focused on us, 5united us with the Anointed One and infused our lifeless souls with life—even though we were buried under mountains of sin—and saved us by His grace. 6He raised us up with Him and seated us in the heavenly realms with our beloved Jesus the Anointed, the Liberating King. 7He did this for a reason: so that for all eternity we will stand as a living testimony to the incredible riches of His grace and kindness that He freely gives to us by uniting us with Jesus the Anointed.
We do not experience ecstasy outside of Christ, but only inside of Him. We can’t truly have bliss without Jesus, but only with Him.