The restoration of Israel described in this prophesy was two-fold. First would come the spiritual restoration when the Lord wiped away their transgressions. Second, the physical restoration of Israel would be brought through the reign of Cyrus of Persia. Between these restorations, we see all nature rejoicing in God’s redemption and descriptions of His work creating the physical world. God is Lord over the spiritual and the physical realms. He is at work redeeming both, and through His grace we can join in that work. May we rejoice in Christ’s redemption as we work alongside the Lord in our spiritual lives and physical communities.'