Sunday, May 4, 2008
The desert will be glad...
I don't always catch the blooming of cacti in Texas, but was delighted this spring to see blooms in yellow, peach, and bright pink. I just saw the yellow ones today on an afternoon hike. They especially symbolize to me a rejoicing after a difficult or dry time; a new season of joy following a trial in the wilderness.
The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom...
Strengthen the feeble hands,
steady the knees that give way;
say to those with fearful hearts,
"Be strong, do not fear;
your God will come."