Day 205

Today’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 35-36
The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.  Isaiah 35:7 NIV

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The idea of burning sand becoming a pool is a nice thought considering the heat wave we have experienced this week.
Every community pool was filled to capacity as people sought relief from the heat.

Imagine how the people would have responded to this message from Isaiah. They lived in the midst of the desert. Bubbling springs and cool pools were things you wished for . . . and yet here is a promise that they are to come.
But how?
Isaiah is delivering God’s message of redemption. Redemption not only for mankind, but for all of creation. Everything changed for mankind and the world when sin entered. God has promised to reclaim His Creation and to return it to its intended design and purpose.
I like that promise. I want that promise. Not only my life made right, but all of creation made right.
I join with the voices of old and pray, “May that Day come.”
Tomorrow’s Reading – Isaiah Chapters 37-39 and Psalm 76

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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