By: Kevin Harris
Isaiah 35:1-10
Reflection—v.1 ‘the wilderness will rejoice and blossom’

We travel through life’s wildernesses and some of us don’t even know it. We get caught up in the day-to-day busyness of our lives and assume we are on the right track and that we are the authors of our own destinies. When things don’t go our way and we feel weak, the world says ‘be strong’ and sometimes we think it is within our power to do that. But when the world tells you to ‘be strong,’ God says ‘just be.’ When we’re going through something, when we cry, we often seek comfort and solutions from people. But, those solutions can be temporary. We live in a confused state when we exclude God from being a part of our troubles. ‘Just being’ and listening to the sound of peace, allows us to hear our creator. We get restored when we give ourselves to the teacher of life. God’s plans become our plans when we smile (even sometimes through pain), knowing that the promise is that soon and very soon we are going to see the king. God’s promise is that one day there will be no more pain. All of our families will be one. There will be no more self-judging, just us loving one another. Seek the light above, for it shall brighten us all. Come as the little children of God.

Prayer: God of peace, in our most trying ‘wilderness places,’ help us to ‘just be’ that we might hear your voice calling out to us and leading the way

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