For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return there until they have watered the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
For you shall go out in joy,
and be led back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall burst into song,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall be to the LORD for a memorial,
for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
(Isaiah 55:10-13, NRSV)
Rain and snow come down from above and do not return back up until they have watered the ground. Never does rain come down that it doesn’t water the earth. Now some may fall on roofs or concrete, roads, or other things that keep it from the ground, but it runs off of these into the ground.
This is the word of the Lord. It goes out and gives life to all that will receive it.
God’s will will be done, through us or in spite of us, and it will always be fruitful!