Isa 55v12 – Bursting with love and joy

Some things can’t be contained. The joy of true friends’ laughter. The peace in a scene painted by a divine hand. The Love of a wedding celebration blessed by God. The emotions burst out unconfined. Love, and joy, and peace coarse through every fibre of our being, bursting out in laughter and radiant faces. “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:12). It’s a blessing God promises when “Love and faithfulness meet together; (and) righteousness and peace kiss each other” (Psalms 85:10). I am reminded of this as I see an agapanthus flower straining to burst out in new life. This flower, whose name means Love Flower, speaks of love and joy and peace uncontainable—bursting out in celebration. It speaks of God’s promise. “And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.” (Romans 5:5). Today, lift up your eyes and see, regardless of what is happening in this world, God’s love is bursting to be revealed. And nothing will contain it. Open Bible –,,