Isaiah 55:11 - So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
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The natural beauty and cycle of life that God has put into place is stunning. In school, we learned how water is evaporated into the atmosphere, making clouds that pour that rain back to the earth. The water gives way for growth of vegetation. Seeds bud and sprout, which gives health, growth, and vitality.
My grandfather was not only a pastor, but a carpenter and a gardener. He was much more of a man than I’ll ever be. One of the treats eating at his house when I was young was the fresh crop of tomatoes, corn, onions, and green beans that would be on the table, straight out of the ground from his garden. It was beautiful. I didn’t appreciate it as much then as I do now, understanding all of the work that went into it. But the produce from the soil and rain and a lot of hard work was quite tasty.
That’s the beautiful picture of God’s Word. God speaks, like rain falls, and brings forth a product that will not be empty.
Sometimes we complain about the rain because it messes up our fun days. At other times, the heat and dryness have us praying for it.
Sometimes we read God’s Word and it doesn’t make any sense. We wonder why in the world do we even read it at all because it’s outdated and not relevant. At other times, the dryness of our soul and spirit can only be quenched by the sweet living water of God’s Word.
God’s Word will not return empty. It will accomplish and achieve its purpose.