Isaiah 35:1-10

“Rejoicing on the Way”

Isaiah paints a picture of a joyful journey and a grateful celebration along the “Holy Way” of God.  What does it take for our journeys and celebrations to truly be joyful and grateful?  Frankly, we talk and plan and decorate and hope, and often end up disappointed, confused, and let down when it comes to holiday celebrations.  Isaiah, though, calls forth strength from fear, open eyes and ears, and active bodies and voices so that we might see and remember that God has prepared a way for us.  The desert is rejoicing – we’d might as well join the celebration!