“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud…so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10,11
Depending on the area, northeast Ohio was buried under record (or near-record) snowfall this past February. As I was shoveling, adding to the mountain that Jorge had already shoveled off the driveway, I looked at the heap and wondered how our crocus plants would ever survive under what seemed to be tons of snow. Truth be told, I was kind of dubious. It looked impossible!
Then I remembered God’s faithfulness. He not only sends the snow and rain, but allows it to fall, in order to water the earth. How else could we enjoy countless varieties of plants for our enjoyment and sustenance? The cycle has repeated itself for thousands of years. God has been faithfully creating snow, rain, plants, snow, rain, plants, snow, rain, plants….My crocus plants prove that truth!
Through the prophet Isaiah, God also assures us that just as the snow and rain have a specific purpose, His Word does, also. Every time He speaks to me, it is for a reason. There’s something He wants to accomplish in my life. He will be faithful to change that heap of ugly snow (me) into something beautiful – like my crocuses that were hidden underneath the snow! His purpose is to form the beauty of Christ in me, and will do that through His living Word. Yes, God is faithful; He will do that. My crocus plants are proof!