Disruptive Joy

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad,   the desert shall rejoice and blossom;like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly,   and rejoice with joy and singing.The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,   the majesty of Carmel and Sharon.They shall see the glory of the Lord,   the majesty of our God.Strengthen the weak hands,   and make firm theContinue reading “Disruptive Joy”

Sadness Makes Room for Joy

Blow the trumpet in Zion;   sound the alarm on my holy mountain!Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,   for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near—2 a day of darkness and gloom,   a day of clouds and thick darkness!Like blackness spread upon the mountains   a great and powerful army comes;their like has never been fromContinue reading “Sadness Makes Room for Joy”