the following is found in isaiah thirty-five. i couldn't not share.
"the desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
like crocus, it will burst into bloom;
it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
the glory of lebanon will be given to it,
the splendor of carmel and sharon;
they will see the glory of the Lord,
the splendor of our God.
strengthen the feeble hands,
steady the knees that give way;
say to those with fearful hearts,
'be strong, do not fear;
your God will come,
He will come with vengeance;
with divine retribution
He will come to save you.'
then will the eyes of the blind be opened
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
then will the lame leap like a deer,
and the mute tongue shout for joy.
water will gush forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert...
...they will enter zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away."
y'all... Christ makes blind eyes see. He makes lame feet leap and mute tongues sing praise. how great and merciful is He.
apart from Christ i am blind, lame, mute, deaf, dry and barren. He alone brings spring to my step, sight to my eyes, song to my tongue, and streams of living water to my soul. apart from Christ i am dead. praise be to the One who redeems, restores and revives this lifeless soul.