"Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God."
Blinking eyes, opening:
Blocked ears, now unblocked:
Hearing good news -
The words of life.
Rejoicing in song.
In the midst of the dry, parched place,
Pools and streams and overflowing refreshing.
Springs sprung -
Erupting out of dry desert dust.
All thirst quenched
By the bubbling water of life.
'For the waters shall break forth in the wilderness.'
God of refreshing,
You do all things well:
You refresh us
And we are astounded beyond measure.
[based on Isaiah 35: 4-7 & Mark 7:37]