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A Message From the Lord


Thrills the barren desert with rejoicing; the wilderness takes heart, and blossoms fair as the lily.

Blossom on blossom, it will rejoice and sing for joy; all the majesty of Lebanon is bestowed on it, all the grace of Carmel and of Saron.

All alike shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God.

Stiffen then the sinews of drooping hand and flagging knee.

Give word to the faint-hearted;

“Take courage, and have no fear; see where your Lord is bringing redress for your wrongs, God himself, coming to deliver you!”

The eyes of the blind shall be opened, and deaf ears unsealed; the lame man then shall leap as the deer leap, the speechless tongue cry aloud.

Springs will gush out in the wilderness, streams flow through the desert; Ground that was dried up will give place to pools, barren land to wells of clear water; so says the Lord Almighty.

Isaiah 35: 1—7