Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament, and it's a short one. As is chapter 4, the last chapter in the Old Testament. I love the verse in chapter 4. They speak such volumes of the joy to come. Check out verse 2:
“But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture."
Isn't that awesome! That is such a beautiful picture to me- The Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. Can't you just see that? Can't you see the most beautiful sunrise you've ever seen, accompanied by the flutter of healing- healing from pain, sickness, stress. Total comfort and total peace. I can just close my eyes and imagine the feeling of warm, comforting wings being wrapped around my body like a toasty blanket on a cold winter's night. We can have that! All we need to do is recognize and fear the Name of God. This is a promise, a promise of good things to come for those of us who revere our God.
But wait! There's more! Look at the second part of that verse- leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture. :-) I can just see a cartoon of calves leaping for joy in a sweet green meadow. filled with clover and sunshine. Pure bliss. Imagine the joy and the bliss that will come from total healing and total comfort. No more worries or sorrow, just pure joy at being in the presence of Our God.