A LOVE LETTER FROM ABOVE:
DESERT ROSE, MY DESERT ROSE

"The Lord will surely comfort Zion
and look with compassion on her ruins;
He will make her deserts like Eden,
her wastelands like the garden
of the Lord.
Joy and Gladness
will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the sound of singing.

Listen to Me,
My people; hear Me, My nation:
The law will go out from Me:
My Justice will become
a light to the nations.
My Righteousness draws near speedily.
My Salvation is on the way,
My Arm will bring Justice
to the nations."
Isaiah 51:3-5


DESERT ROSE
O MY DESERT ROSE
YOU ARE TRULY THE REFLECTION
OF THE BEAUTY OF MY SOUL
YOU GREW UP IN THE HARSHNESS
OF THIS WORLD
YOU GREW AND PROSPERED
WHERE THERE WAS LITTLE RAIN
LITTLE BLESSING
YOU GREW AND YOU GREW
EVER REACHING UP FOR A SUN RAY
EVER REACHING DEEP BENEATH THE EARTH
FOR A HIDDEN SPRING OF LIVING WATER
YOU SEARCHED FOR THE PURE
YOU WOULD NOT LIVE AND DIE
AS THE OTHER PLANTS
YOU WOULD NOT SUBJECT YOURSELF
TO THE IMPURE
THE STAGNANT STREAMS AND PONDS
BUT YOU LOOKED
OH HOW YOU LOOKED FOR ME
YOU WOULD NOT TAKE A DRINK
UNLESS THE WATER WAS PURE
WAS OF ME
YOU WOULD NOT SOAK IN THE SUNSHINE
UNLESS IT CAME FROM
THE PURE LIGHT
YOU CAME APART FROM THE OTHERS
FROM THE GARDENS
TENDED BY MAN AND MAN'S WAYS
OF CONFORMITY
YOU WERE LAUGHED AT AND SCORNED
YOU WERE RIDICULED AND CURSED
YOU WERE TRAMPLED UPON AND REBUKED
BUT YOU STOOD STRONG
EVER RETURNING
TO THE LIGHT OF MY WAYS
AND THE WATER OF MY LOVE
YOU CAME BACK
AFTER THEY WOULD ATTACK
OUT OF JEALOUSY AND EVILNESS
YOU WOULD RETURN UNTO ME
HEARTY YOU ARE FOR YOUR PERSECUTION
THE THORNS ARE MANY ON YOUR SIDES
TO SHOW FORTH THE PROTECTION
YOU HAVE FORMED

I WILL PROTECT YOU
MY SPECIAL ROSE
MY LOVE
I WILL TEND YOU
WITH MY TENDER CARE
I AM
THE MASTER GARDENER
I COULD NOT HAVE MADE A HEARTIER ROSE
ANY OTHER PLACE
BUT IN THE DESERT
I WAS THERE WHEN YOU CRIED OUT
I WAS THERE WHERE YOU LAMENTED
I WAS THERE IN YOUR LONELINESS
I WAS THERE  
FOR I ALWAYS KNEW
THAT THIS DAY WOULD COME
AND SWIFTLY IT IS HERE
WHEN YOU ARE PREPARED
PREPARED FOR WHAT
YOU ASK?
IS THERE TO BE
MORE PERSECUTION?
IS THERE TO BE MORE ABUSE
MORE RIDICULE
MORE UNKIND ACTIONS
TOWARD YOU?
I SPEAK NOT OF A DAY
OF LAMENT AND MOURNING
BUT THE DAY SPRINGS FORTH
OF YOUR RAPTURE
NOT UNTO THE HEAVENLIES
BUT TRULY UNTO FERTILE SOIL
AND RICH, RICH RESERVOIRS
OF MY LIVING WATER
YOU SOUGHT AND SOUGHT AND SOUGHT
IN DAYS PAST FOR AN OASIS
A TIME OF REFRESHING WHEN THE EVIL ONE
WOULD STOP HIS ABUSE TOWARD YOU
BUT I SAY THAT TODAY IS THE DAY
I SAY RISE UP
AND SPREAD FORTH YOUR PETALS
FOR LOOK AT YOU
JUST LOOK AT YOUR BEAUTY
AND YOUR
STRONG, STRONG, VIBRANT STEM
NOTHING
CAN TOUCH YOU NOW
YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH THE WORST
YOU'VE WEATHERED THE STORM
YOU KNOW THE PURE
THE LASTING
AND YOU WILL KNOW IT STILL
WHEN I PUT YOU AMONG THE OTHERS
TO SHOW THEM MY WAYS
YOU HAVE A SPECIAL WAY ABOUT YOU
YOUNG DESERT ROSE
FOR YOU TRULY LOOK NOT
UPON THE LEVEL GROUND
YOU TRULY LOOK NOT
AT THE OTHER PLANTS
BUT ONLY TOWARD ME
ONLY TOWARD ME
ARE YOU EVER DESTINED TO LOOK
TO GAZE
I AM
YOUR ONLY SOURCE
I WILL PLANT YOU IN PLACES
WHERE THE SPRINGS ARE MANY
AND THE SUN EVER SHINES AND
I WILL CALL UPON YOU
TO RAISE UP THE OTHERS
YOU ARE ACCUSTOMED TO HEARING
MY VOICE ONLY AND
WILL NOT LISTEN
TO THE ERRANT GARDENERS
YOU KNOW THEM BY THEIR TOOLS
THEY HOE THE GROUND
AND PLANT THE SEEDS
AND WALK AWAY
THEY ARE NOT TRULY THERE
TO SHIELD YOU FROM THE HARSHNESS
OF THE WEATHER
THEY ARE NOT THERE
WHEN THE PESTS COME
TO DEVOUR YOUR HEARTY LEAVES
THEY ARE NOT THERE
WHEN AN ERRANT ONE
BRINGS YOU WATER NOT OF PURITY
THEY ARE NOT THERE
THEY ARE LAZY AND TEND NOT
THEIR OWN GARDEN
THEY ARE NOT THERE
BUT I AM
EVER WITH YOU
WATCHING OVER YOU
SHIELDING YOU
FROM THAT WHICH WILL NOT
BRING FORTH TRUE STRENGTH
I HAVE BEEN WITH YOU
NIGHT AND DAY
SPRING AND SUMMER ~ FALL AND WINTER
AND I WILL BE WITH YOU
IN THE NEW PLACE
I WILL TRULY BE WITH YOU
WHEREVER I PLANT YOU
TRULY I WILL
FOR YOU SEE
YOU ARE MY PRIZE
YOU ARE MY LOVE
YOU ARE THE PRODUCT
OF MY TENDER CARE AND MERCIES
YOU ARE THE OBJECT
OF ALL MY AFFECTIONS
I LOVE YOU SO
BEAUTY OF MY SOUL
OH HOW
I LOVE YOU

SPRING FORTH DESERT ROSES
AND
POPULATE THIS EARTH
SPRING FORTH AND MULTIPLY
SPRING FORTH
AND GUIDE
AND TEACH
AND COMMISSION
AND LOVE
SPRING FORTH
LOVE OF MY LIFE
SPRING FORTH

"The ransomed of the Lord will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting Joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and Joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away."
Isaiah 51:11


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