Patrick Castleberry (Mississippi, USA)
The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. . . . they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. - Isaiah 35:1-2 (NIV)
As I was walking with my mother this morning, we noticed lilies growing among the overgrown grass and weeds in a lot that has sat abandoned since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It was both striking and touching to see an example of such beauty in the midst of such ugliness....
Though I may not see it, God is always at work in my life.
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