“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
– Isaiah 55:10-12
Rain has been abundant lately in SW Ohio, including flood watches/warnings. The scripture above describes water accomplishing larger efforts. I particularly like the image of hills bursting in song and trees clapping, especially when rain results in softball postponements due to sopping fields or missed kayaking due to dangerous water levels.
This visual from Sight Psalms captures a certain sense of purpose when dealing with water bursting forth… Sometimes we just have to be unconventional, getting out our air mattresses and rakes while seeking new purpose?
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Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
Lectionary Texts for this Sunday, July 16, 2017:
- Genesis 25:19-34 and Psalm 119:105-112
- Isaiah 55:10-13 and Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-13
- Romans 8:1-11
- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
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