The Word of God

The rain and snow that fall to earth
Do not return to the sky
Until they have watered the thirsty soil
So crops can flower and grow.

So the Word of God comes from His mouth
And never returns to Him
Until it accomplishes all of the things
He wants His Word to do.

About This Song:
Back in August, I posted a song called “A Special Rain.” I mentioned then that I realized I had failed to reference God’s Word, which meant that–in effect–I had overlooked the whole point of the Scripture, Isaiah 55:10-11…

10 As the rain and the snow
    come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
(NIV)

“The Word of God”  is the rewritten version of the original song. What I said about the previous version is equally relevant here:

My wife and I have shared God’s Good News–His Word–with some people who’re very special to us. People we’ve been praying for for years. Does that mean that their salvation is assured?

Whoops! Now I’m trying to put my own spin on the Bible. If I read the Scripture passage correctly, the fulfillment of God’s Word depends on His specific purpose. His purpose may be different from ours.

I think Kathleen and I need to keep praying for those people. But also to pray for God’s will–His purpose–to be carried out.

You can find a free PDF lead sheet (chords, melody, & lyrics) for this song on my website. Check here for all available lead sheets. And don’t forget to check the archives for other songs that might be similar in theme to this one.

Please come back again on Wednesday for another song. Better yet, subscribe to receive each week’s two posts by email.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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