“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:10-12
I love the poetry of Isaiah (and if you’ve read some of my blogs on Isaiah, you already know that). God is always calling His people to come back to Him. He reminds them, and us, that just as he cares for the earth He created, He cares for us. He sends the rain and snow to nourish the earth and bring forth a harvest to sustain us.
God also gives us His Word to nourish and sustain us. It never returns without accomplishing His purpose. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been reading in my Bible and a verse seemed to speak just to me, just when I needed it. Whether it was encouragement or correction, peace giving or joyful, it touched my heart. God speaks through His Word. Embrace it and…
Along with the hills and the mountains, burst into song. Join the trees of the field and clap your hands. Praise the God who knows you and is always with you. Burst into a song of praise, worship or salvation. “Make a joyful noise”, “come before His presence with singing”! What hymn or praise song just popped into your head? So sing it. I keep hearing and singing “How Great Is Our God”, but my grandmother would have probably sung “Amazing Grace”, her favorite.
This week, through the poetry of Isaiah, let God speak to you. Let His Word speak to your heart and give you joy, comfort, peace, nourishment and sustenance. Clap your hands and burst into songs of praise and thanksgiving.
I thank God for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week as we all burst into song for our loving, caring and everlasting God.
Blessings and songs of praise!