"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34.18
"The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad;
the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus;
it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing...
They shall see the glory of the Lord,
the majesty of our God....
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf unstopped,
then shall the lame man leap like a dear,
and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.
For waters break forth in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert;
the burning sand shall become a pool,
and the thirsty ground springs of water...
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return
and come to Zion with singing;
everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;
they shall obtain gladness and joy,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away."
- Isaiah 35:1,2,5,7,10 -