02.24.15: an oasis

Just as from the heavens
the rain and snow come down
And do not return there
till they have watered the earth,
making it fertile and fruitful,
Giving seed to the one who sows
and bread to the one who eats,
So shall my word be
that goes forth from my mouth;
It shall not return to me void,
but shall do my will,
achieving the end for which I sent it. – Is 55:10-11

like the desert
my soul was parched
thirsting for each word
from you, oh Lord

the rain fell on these
rocks and washed away
your words did not sink
into my thirsty soul

until the Word Incarnate
came and softened the soil
making it fertile and fruitful
and renewed the wellspring

now the words from heaven
fall and collect
and the Garden thrives
an oasis in the desert