Rippled sand forming a gigantic canvas reaching across the horizon.
Arid, barren, scorched and without life.
A seemingly insignificant expanse, devoid of moisture.
Enclosed by the sun, the wind and all the elements,
Segments of a pattern that once was woven into a beautiful tapestry.
Now empty of that magnificence, yet still a glimmer of life remains.
I stand at the edge of this expanse.
It is the next chapter in my journey of living.
Another adventure awaits on the other side.
A beauty beyond man’s creation,
Beyond human comprehension,
Outside the limits of my understanding.
The desert is like a wilderness – another trudge through the emptiness of joy.
Yet there is always hope. There is always optimism. God sees to that as He walks with me.
His footprints are beside mine imprinted in the carpet of sand.
When it becomes too hard for me to handle alone, my footprints disappear.
Through the most difficult of life’s pages, He carries me.
I am redeemed.