|Isaiah 35:1-7 |
1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.
2 It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellence of our God.
3 Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.
4 Say to those who are of a fearful heart, "Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God he will come and save you."
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.1
6 Then the lame man shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing; for waters shall break out in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.
7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water; in the habitation where dragons once lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
1 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Clearly this is a spiritual occurrence. To reach salvation, a man must spend time in the dry wilderness, mostly deaf, mostly blind. When the Lord appears in a man's heart, the dry wilderness is replaced by fountains of living waters that spring from a man's inner being. A man's spirit will then be able to clearly see in the Light of God and clearly hear the Word within his heart.