Thursday: 12th December, 2019
Reference: Isaiah 41:13-20
Isaiah 41:19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:
In what appears to be a text better understood with a knowledge of some botany, highlighting just a number of the trees mentioned: the fir, pine and cedar will give us better insight into what the intentions of the Lord were. Those trees are described as evergreen because they never lose their leaves regardless of the season in the year.
Therefore, although they have the ability to withstand some dry conditions, they thrive in high elevations: mountainous regions that have well drained soils. Now we can picture what God wanted to do: to take these trees from their usual places of comfort and plant them in harsher conditions: the desert and the wilderness.
But note this: in doing this, the properties of these trees were not going to change- they would remain identifiable hence, they will stay evergreen even though their new environments would suggest otherwise. The reason: because God will sustain them. Beloved, there are many things which are inexplicable with human logic because they defy all the principles of thinking known to man.
They are incomprehensible such that no amount of brain or will power offers a platform from which to make sense of them. But this is true: when God changes our location, he does so with clear intent that His glory remains our covering and His favour continues to follows us all the way.
Our locations may be changed, but our lives will still cause others to know and consider, hear and understand that the Hand of the Lord is upon us.