Creating a Road

Now that our homecoming revival services are over, how do we move forward?
I was struck by this statement from the book of Isaiah:
“Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.” – Isaiah 43:19
We are now moving into the latter months of 2020, and I firmly believe that God is doing something amazing right now!! We just need to wake up and experience it.
What does this passage say God is doing?
1.  He is making a roadway in the wilderness

Roadways were very important in biblical times. They allowed for people to travel quickly and safely from one place to another. If a person needed to move from one place to another without a roadway, they knew that their trip would take longer and they would likely meet peril along the way.
However, roadways made things easier and faster. This meant that people were more willing to travel, which expanded their ability to do just about everything.
Have you ever thought that God has been opening up a roadway for the lost to hear the Gospel? As people have gone through this pandemic, they are longing for good news, for hope, for comfort. People are more willing to listen; especially to someone who brings good news!!!
So bring the good news to those who may have just a few months ago been unable to receive it. “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!” (Romans 10:15)
2.  He is making rivers in the desert.

The idea of a river in the desert would have been a sort of oxymoron. A desert is defined by a place with no water, and God is promising to bring a limitless water supply to a place known for its lack of water.
This means God is making fundamental changes in the world. Do you know people who are in a spiritual desert? They are without God, without hope, without comfort. God has made a way to change them completely!!!
Through the Gospel, God is giving people living water that will renew them and restore them to a right relationship with Him & with his fellow man!!!
“Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14)
God is doing all these things RIGHT NOW!!!! It is time for the church to start bringing people to the roadway and leading them to the river.
In other words, it’s time for US to start telling people about JESUS!!!!
Will you help me???