Read: Isaiah 11:1–10 & Psalm 72:1–7

The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6 

May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth. Psalm 72:6 

There is a deep longing within us that can only be met and satisfied by God. Longing for love. Longing for peace. Longing to live with meaning. Longing for the feeling of barrenness to be quenched by holy waters. This is a longing, a sense of incompleteness, that has been witnessed for thousands of years. It is the creation longing to be reunited with its Creator. And while lions and lambs do not yet lie down together, we dare to believe that in Jesus Christ, the longing for unity and harmony and renewal in our lives and in our world can be satisfied.

What do you long for?

Lord, I invite You into the barren places in my life so that long dormant growth might be possible. Be water to my life, and bring peace to the earth. In Jesusname, I pray. AMEN.