The Wilderness will Rejoice and Blossom

A seed will lie dormant for seasons, waiting for the right conditions for it to germinate and send it’s tender shoots heavenward.

It may seem dead.  It may have been forgotten.  Heat and drought may scorch the land.  Brown may cover the landscape.  But it lies, waiting.

The winter rains will return.

He promises to one day make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys.  He promises to turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. (see Isaiah 41:18)

Refreshing, earth-drenching, life-giving rain.  Like wells of living water, springing forth, bringing forth, calling forth.

And, as if by some mysterious magic deep within the earth itself, the seed, hearing the call from heaven, begins it’s life.

Brown will no longer cover the landscape.
Instead, the world will explode in splendor and color.
Ah Solomon. You were never dressed in this kind of glory.

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
(See Isaiah 35:1-2)

It is amazing what a little rain will do for the land.
It is amazing what the Living Water will do for the soul.

For whoever drinks the water that He gives, will never thirst.  Indeed, the water He gives will become a spring of water welling up to eternal life.  (See John 4:13)

Has your soul received rain lately?  Is it parched and dry, brown and lifeless?
Or is it receiving a steady supply of Living Water, bringing life and joy and color?

It is amazing what a little rain will do.




About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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