“Clapping Trees”

Isaiah 55:12

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.

My friends and I chatted at dinner about yesterdays posting of happy trees.  Those who seek wisdom and find her will be like happy trees.  We pondered the image and then we all broke into the chorus, “We will go out with joy” and we all laughed.  We go out with joy and the trees will clap their hands.

         The song comes from Isaiah 55 where God laments that we chase after that which does not satisfy.  God will covenant with people who seek him even as he did with King David.  If we seek God, we will find him.  As rain comes and waters trees and accomplishes its purpose so God is faithful to those who seek him.  He promises that we who seek God’s wisdom will be like trees clapping.  

         The attached YouTube has Jewish dancer putting this Old Testament verse to music and dance.  Please enjoy and clap your hands!

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