“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” Psalm 85:6
It is early spring in the Southern Hemisphere, where I am. Rows of fresh green trees stand like sprigs of fresh rosemary bordering fields punctuated by blossoming fruit trees and dozens of lambs and calves. New life! In this land where the mornings are still frosty, the whipping air is chill, and river beds are dry, I imagine revival, wide spaces teeming with baby believers, nestled together, discovering the edges of new life, nursing on and nourished by delicious truth, growing as they graze in God’s wide pastures. I imagine buds of faith taking in the warmth of God’s light and opening to bloom beautiful and fragrant. What a hopeful picture God the Creator gives!
What does it take to awaken the spring? The proclamation of truth and planted seeds, feeding and caring for one baby at a time, prayer, and the movement of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 10:14; Ezekiel 36:26)
Oh Lord, bring the spring! Bring revival!! Begin in me, and use me to bring it through me, for Your sake and glory.