Where we live in Western Australia we can have up to 6 months without rain. The ground and landscape is a desert, dry and brown. The sheep on the hillside look the same colour as the land – dirty brown.
However, when the rains start to fall, within days the countryside changes from brown to green. While the land was dry and brown I wondered how anything could possibly survive and grow out of the dusty soil, but as the land is watered the grass seedlings which were there all along spring to life. It gives hope out of what seemed to be dry and barren.
Our God is a God of hope. When our lives seem dry and barren, God can bring life and hope when times seem hopeless. Nothing and no-one is forsaken.
Often it is said that the physical reflects the spiritual. We can learn so many lessons from God’s creation.
Prayer: Lord, Heavenly Father, help me to trust in You, even when my life may feel dry and barren. You are my hope and life; help me to allow those streams of living water to flow through me to bring life into my weary soul. In Jesus name, Amen.
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