God amazes me. And shouldn’t that be the way it is? Last week, I was browsing around the internet in a fog when I saw this:
The instant I read the caption on Adriana Franco’s incredible photo, my God-meter totally pegged. Only He could make something so beautiful and amazing. Only He could pour so much symbolism into a river in the desert. To me, that is one giant love letter in the sand.
I mean, to begin with, It’s a river in the desert. There’s a sermon right there, isn’t there?
Then it’s water. Water is life. Christ is living water. Revelation 22 says that from the throne of God flows a river of living water. And what grows on each side of the river? The Tree of Life. What were we cut off from when God banned man from the Garden? The Tree of Life.
Oh, does it grip your spirit like it does mine? God tracing a tree in the desert using the basic building block of life itself? You know He smiled when He did that. You know He took the greatest amount of pleasure in symbolism like that. It had to make his loving, creative heart beat a little faster. It’s enough to make a non-crier like me want to cry. He is so beautiful.