Streams & Flowers in the Desert


Yesterday we read ISAIAH 35 in our morning worship service. It speaks of of flowers blooming in the desert as one of the many splendors our God will perform. Others include the lame leaping like a deer, and the eyes of the blind opened.

Nothing is too difficult for the Lord our God.

ISAIAH 35 goes on to encourage us: “Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way, say to those with fearful hearts, Be strong, do not fear.” (As one of our elders read those words and I followed along, a marvelous sensation of peace flowed into me — a real blessing I would wish everyone to find as they read and believe these words).

ISAIAH 35 includes a challenge as well — “And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness… it will be for those who walk in that Way”. Those who particpate in this vista of peace and joy are those who will walk (~live) in the way that God has set forth (~in the BIble).

Trust Him, obey His Word — and be richly blessed.

Notice, though, that the way is through the wilderness, and travellors may grow weary (that’s where the offer of strength comes in handy!). So do not imagine the “way of holiness” to be easy going — just the right way, with wonderful companions, and the manifold, splendid blessings of God.

So trust in the wonderful powers of our God, and be strong in the grace He provides — and faithfully walk in holiness before our heavenly Father.

Pastor David

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