Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Shalom River, photo © 2009, Robbie Pruitt

(Isaiah 32:15-20)

wait for peaceful rivers
to flow down over you
and the wild and the desert places
they shall yield life abundant
abundance, water, and fruit
for your contentment
it will be right because you will be right
the water washes you accordingly
declaration of quiet calmness
tranquility in your habitation
strife vanished from your nation
a place to lay your head in quiet rest
if the leaves be beaten from the trees and the city lay bare
you will find Him there
if only in the wind that brought destruction air
we will lay beside the river side
listening to freedom pass by
a rush over us
as the lapping, gushing, swirling river tide

© 2009, Robbie Pruitt

Isaiah 32:15-20
(New International Version)

“Till the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the desert becomes a fertile field, and the fertile field seems like a forest. Justice will dwell in the desert and righteousness live in the fertile field. The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. Though hail flattens the forest and the city is leveled completely, how blessed you will be, sowing your seed by every stream, and letting your cattle and donkeys range free.”