wondering about… His unfailing Word…

Remembrance… of His unfailing Word… left me wondering…

The after-school ministry… and the teaching of Bible to sixth graders… is coming to a close for the school year…

A time when kids are wound up… and those who serve them are wearing down… counting days…

The sowing… scattering of seed… on this rough terrain… can be challenging… and at times seems… well… fruitless…

As I looked over the sanctuary filled with 150+ children waiting to be picked up… Kinder through 6th…  the activity level high… the noise level even higher… I remember… the remembrance of His unfailing Word…

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. …”
Isaiah 55:10-11 ESV
(my emphasis)
Literally… the thought made me laugh…
one of those cynical little laughs…
I thought…
Really…?!
The Word planted… this year… in this soil… will not return to You void…?
The thought made me wonder…
Wonder at the possibility of the truth of this Word…
Wonder at the prospect of where it would sprout first…
Who would find a meal in the seed planted…
Who would go on to plant it in other places…
An unexpected encouragement… at the end of a challenging day… of hauling seed… casting it on what seemed to be unfertile soil…
The thought that it would not return to Him void… empty… was wonder-full…


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