For as the earth brings forth her growth
And a garden makes the seed shoot up,
So the Lord God will make
Victory and renown shoot up
In the presence of all the nations.
Like the birds that fly,
even so will the Lord of Hosts shield Jerusalem,
shielding and saving,
protecting and rescuing.
So do not fear,for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
When you pass through water,
I will be with you;
they shall not overwhelm you.
When you walk through fire,
you shall not be scorched;
it shall not burn you.
. . . Because you are precious to Me,
and I love you.
Isaiah 43.2, 4a
(for Tim, Maria and Genevieve)
Joyfully shall you draw water
From the fountains of triumph,
And you shall say on that day:
“Praise the Lord, proclaim His name.
Make His deeds known among the peoples,
Declare that His name is exalted.”
- Finding Meaning in Our Labor (pttyann2.wordpress.com)
Grass withers, flowers fade ~
But the word of our G-d is always fulfilled!