The rain and snow descending from heaven
make a promise that they keep:
to bring the harvest for the hungry,
filling sowers' hands with seed.
So when a word of promise is spoken,
all that God desires is done;
and those in exile reap the harvest,
singing as they journey home.
When fear and folly lead us to harvest
thorn and briar, seek the Lord;
the rain and snow hint at the mercy
brimming over in his word.
--Richard Leach, based on Isaiah 55:10-13. © 2008 Selah Publishing Co., Inc. All rights reserved.