Wednesday Word 12.04.2019

Isaiah 41:17-20 New International Version

17 “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst.

But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

18  I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys.

I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.

19 I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive.

I will set junipers in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together,

20 so that people may see and know, may consider and understand,

that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.

We take so much for granted in this country. Who am I kidding? We take so much for granted at my house! My husband and I have always had a home to come to, no matter how far we roamed. I have never known hunger for more than a few hours and then the greatest dilemma was what to choose for my supper. The only thirst I know is when I get so task oriented that I forget to reach for my insulated mug of iced water.

Take a drink of cool water. Feel it on your tongue. Think about how it feels as it hits your tummy. God made that. Think about sitting in the shade of a spreading oak or maple tree on a warm spring day, with a mild and gentle breeze coming your way. God made that. Think of the warm morning sun on your skin after listening to a night of cool rain. God made that. Isaiah said, “…so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this…”

This is the season for reflecting on the gifts that come from his hand. All of them, especially the ones we take so much for granted. Especially his Son…something to pray about.

Your sister in Christ, Vicki