Olympian and accused murderer Oscar Pistorius has interrupted his social media silence as his trial nears its highly-anticipated conclusion, telling the world: "the Lord is close to the brokenhearted".
Pistorius - whose trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp will resume early next month with closing arguments for and against his conviction - tweeted the Psalm 34:18 on Monday.
The Blade Runner has not posted anything on his Twitter account since February 14 this year, the Valentine's Day anniversary of Ms Steenkamp's death, when he advised fans he had penned "a few words" from his heart on the "devastating accident" that claimed his girlfriend's life.
Since then, all commentary from his camp has come through his legal team, or via inspirational social media posts made by his family, especially brother Carl Pistorius and sister Aimee.
On Monday, Pistorius' initial tweet was followed by a photo collage of him smiling, hugging and running with a number of disabled children.
The photos surround the typed words: "You have the ability to make a difference in someones [sic] life. Sometimes it's the simple things you say or do that can make someone feel better or inspire them."
A third tweet a short time later quoted Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl, from his book Man's Search for Meaning.
One italicised segment reads: "The salvation of man is through love, and in love."
Pistorius is due to return to the High Court in Pretoria on August 7, for two days of argument from both sides.
Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to finalise her judgement in the days after the arguments.
Pistorius admits shooting dead Ms Steenkamp in the toilet of his Pretoria home, but claims he did so believing she was an intruder who was going to harm him.
The state's case is that he intended to kill her, firing four shots through the door as the pair argued shortly after 3am.