“The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All ﬂesh is grass, And all the goodliness thereof is as the ﬂower of the ﬁeld:” Isaiah 40:6
God is so awesome in that, He is all about relationships; Heʼs all about proclaiming His greatness through us! God instructed Isaiah through conversation,“The voice said, Cry.” Call out, proclaim! Why couldnʼt God cry Himself? Why did He use Isaiah? Yes, God is totally capable of “crying” to Israel Himself but He delights to use willing people to be His proclaimers.
“All ﬂesh is grass, And all the goodliness thereof is as the ﬂower of the ﬁeld:”
Isnʼt God good in that He created us to be completely reliant upon Him?! We are like grass; we need to daily draw sustenance from the Living Water, Jesus Christ. Through our weakness, that makes us dependent upon God, is when He delights to make His beauty and character shine through us. Do you allow Him to be your all sufﬁcient God? Are you proclaiming the greatness of God in your life?
“All ﬂesh is grass, And all the goodliness thereof is as the ﬂower of the ﬁeld.”
A ﬁeld of ﬂowers are refreshing to be around… they look pretty, smell sweet, and when picked and given to someone, can bring joy and refreshment to a person. Where do the ﬂowers get their life? “Their Creator of course”, we would be quick to answer! Where do we get our life? and we would be quick to answer the same, “Our Creator, God.” Does our life proclaim it in our conversations we have with friends? the love we show to a sibling through putting their needs before our own? the honor we show to our parents in respecting their wise counsel? or the kindness we express to an “undeserving” coworker? No, our lives donʼt have to be “all put together” to bring refreshment to others; but we must live our lives so that our attitudes and actions refresh others and cause them to ask the source of our strength. And then comes the joy of sharing with them that our source of joy and strength comes from our roots; being rooted and grounded in Jesus Christ.