“I know that you can do all things;Job 42:2
no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains –
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip –Psalm 121 1-4
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
Blessed is the onePsalm 1:1-3
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither –
whatever they do prospers.
During our time with the Lord each evening, Sarah and I read two chapters from The Bible.
One from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. Earlier this week we read from Ezekiel 47…
The River From The Temple
In Ezekiel 47, Ezekiel shares a vision of how water will flow to the east into the wasteland from underneath the new temple in Jerusalem.
From a trickle, the stream becomes larger and larger until it is a mighty river that no one can cross.
The river flows into the Dead Sea and makes it “alive” again with fish and vegetation.
Fruit trees of all kinds grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves do not wither, their fruit does not fail.
Every month they bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit serves for food and their leaves for healing.
I believe that this magnificent river flowing from God’s Presence at the new temple brings us life and healing.
Ezekiel’s vision reveals God’s heart for us in our broken world, it testifies to the life giving power of God’s Word, reminding us that those who meditate on it are replenished.
I also believe that God wants us to know His heart, a heart to give us a river of life that flows out to heal our broken hearts in this turbulent world.