Ezekiel 46-48 When God created the heavens and the earth, He included a river that flowed from Eden to water the orchard. But, man’s sin caused those rivers to run dry, and God “turned streams into desert, springs of water into arid land.” [Ps 107:33] But, one day, that river will again flow, and with it will come healing for the desert. It will again be flowing streams that yield fruit in its season. [Ps 1] It will heal that Dead Sea, and once again, the fruit trees will push down roots, and trees will produce fruit, and fish will be in abundance. Fishermen will stand with their nets, and the fish will fill them just like Peter and John saw when Jesus told them to put the net on the right side of the boat. There will be so many that they cannot pull the net in for the large number of fish. [Jn 21:6] There will be a stream that flows from the Temple where the Prince will offer his sacrifices. And this river will be like the children’s song: “Deep and wide, deep and wide, there is a fountain flowing deep and wide.”
When Jesus enters our barrenness, our spiritual desert, His love pours forth to heal and is abundant, deep, and wide. It flows, heals, and brings forth fruit in abundance. We once were a desert but now will spring forth new life of joy and peace, producing fruit that will feed others.