Scripture

Isaiah 41:13,18

13 For I am the Lord your God

   who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
   I will help you.


18 I will make rivers flow on barren heights,
   and springs within the valleys.
I will turn the desert into pools of water,
   and the parched ground into springs.

Reflection

In yesterday’s First 15 passage, the prophet Isaiah painted a picture of a people who were poor, needy and parched with thirst. In today’s passage, Isaiah describes the refreshing response God will provide. God will make rivers, springs, and pools of water flow over the parched ground. God will respond far beyond the immediate need. God will transform the entire desert into a paradise that provides continuous refreshment and new potential for the future.

 

We can imagine this response as a mighty rush of water, or as a mighty rush of God’s grace.

 

This passage is a good reminder to me that:

  • God has limitless resources beyond my comprehension
  • God often provides for me in very unexpected ways
  • God’s blessings for me are kingdom-oriented, designed to bless not just me, but the world

 

What could it look like for you to encounter a mighty rush of grace from God today?

 

How far beyond you could that grace reach and who could it affect? 

Prayer

Creator God, thank you for blessing me in unexpected and transforming ways. Help me slow down and notice the mighty rush of grace you surround me with today. Show me how to share it with the world. Amen.