Tuesday, July 19, 2011

An abundance of flowers

Isaiah 35 is absolutely beautiful promises filled with hope of restoration!

Who doesn't need hope and restoration? The heat is almost unbearable! Even in Colorado where they don't have air conditioning in most of the houses because they don't need it ~ well they do sometimes! Fans work! God provides nice beautiful breezes that flow through the rooms with the smell of wildflowers and fresh rain!

Reading this morning with the breezes and flowers surrounding me this spoke so to my heart...
Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! Sounds fabulous to me!

The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon. There the LORD will display his glory, the splendor of our God. ~ Wow, God's glory will be displayed even more than now and it surrounds us daily. Do we become use to our surroundings and we forget to be awed by the flying butterflies, the budding flower, the rainbows, the storms?

With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees. Say to those with fearful hearts, Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.

Yes, indeed He will come! God will return to save each of us...continue reading in Isaiah 35 it is beautiful...
He will open the eyes of the blind and unplug the ears of the deaf. The lame will leap like deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy! Springs will gush forth in the wilderness, and the streams will water the wasteland. The parched ground will become a pool, and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land. Marsh grass and reeds and rushes will flourish where desert jackals once lived. Jesus does all of this now for us and He will for everyone...just say YES to the Hope that God sent each of us!

I needed these beautiful words this morning! The beauty of nature and life blooming again due to the eternal water that Jesus provides...The heat we are all experiencing this summer provides us with how parched our life becomes, without Jesus giving us hope and rebirth! I don't care how dry you are hope is given daily ~ focus on the birth of a new baby, the afternoon rain showers (that don't seem to be at my house), the laughter of a child, the tears of a returning spouse from fighting, the hug of a friend at just the right moment...provide hope to a friend today! Reward them with a smile or hug and remind them that they matter to you and to Jesus! Share the joy and maybe even a bouquet of flowers to another today!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Yes indeed, we do go through times when our lives feel parched like the land. Thank God that He does give us hope to get through those times.

In that same chapter of, Isaiah I really liked v. 8 - 10. Here is verse 8, "And a great road will go through that once deserted land. It will be named the Highway of Holiness. Evil-minded people will never travel on it. It will be only for those who walk in God's ways; fools will never walk there. I was intrigued by the Highway of Holiness.