Today is a beautiful day, because God laments over us, “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea; your offspring would be like the sand, and your descendants like its grains; their name would never be cut off or destroyed before me.” (Isaiah 48:18-19 ESV)